And now everyone can exhale.
Murray insisted after the game that his shoulder felt fine, saying, "I'm good".
On to some much happier grades. "You could tell he was hurting a bit, but he pushed through it and gave us a chance to win at the end which says a lot about his character and mental toughness".
Wilson was flawless, erasing the mistakes from the past four weeks when Seattle dropped three of four, including losses in the past two weeks to Buffalo and the Los Angeles Rams.More news: Sia's movie slammed for portrayal of autism, singer blasts critic
In something of a surprise, Bo Scarbrough was the second running back used behind Hyde, with rookie DeeJay Dallas instead serving the third-down back role.
But after three consecutive incompletions, Murray and the Cardinals faced a lengthy fourth-down scenario. The last time they played, Seattle didn't hit him once.
DK Metcalf did just enough in his touted matchup against Patrick Peterson to make a difference. Get latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger! And that was crucial because Russell Wilson only threw for 182 yards on 23-of-28 passing. "It's pretty early to be talking about it".
But overall, the rushing numbers (5.3 per carry on 165 overall) indicated that Seattle's front largely got the job done, as did the fact Wilson was sacked just three times. Murray was 29 of 42 for 269 yards and two TDs, but Seattle was able to get the kind of pressure on the QB that was missing from the first meeting.
L.J. Collier may have played his best game as a Seahawk. Arizona would score on their third possession of the game on a two-yard rush from Kenyan Drake, concluding a 15 play, 90-yard drive. But he rarely went anywhere Thursday night with a long gain of 8 yards. Arizona's quarterback Kyler Murray was leading the charge.More news: US election: Judge throws out Trump bid to stop Pennsylvania vote certification
Kyler Murray has been playing at an MVP calibre level in 2020. The two teams met four weeks prior in an overtime thriller on Sunday Night Football.
Secondary: One of the better nights of the year for the secondary, even if not everything was a positive.
Arizona lost starting safety Jalen Thompson in the closing seconds of the first half with a right leg injury.
Arizona nearly didn't get the ball back. He has 3.5 since the trade, after recording just one with Cincinnati before the trade. He found open receivers, like Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. and DeAndre Hopkins, to make several key advances, but the touchdowns by Chase Edmonds and Dan Arnold were the biggest threats to Seattle's dominance. There weren't the blown coverages that have plagued the Seahawks all season (Jamal Adams did have one that led to a touchdown).
Ugo Amadi also again seemed solid as the nickel.More news: Mnuchin clawback of Fed funds 'deeply irresponsible', Biden team says
Carlos Hyde amassed 79 yards and a touchdown on just 14 carries. Seattle ran almost seven minutes off the clock and Jason Myers' 41-yard field goal gave the Seahawks a 28-21 lead with 2:19 to go.