Tharold Simon
Dec 21, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon (27) breaks up a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) during the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reuters

The Seattle Seahawks routed the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday getting the easy 35-6 victory to tie their division rivals atop the NFC West with both teams having a 11-4 win-loss record. The Seahawks grabbed their fifth straight win and another will clinch the division title for Seattle. The loss was a big one for Arizona, which dropped to a wild card spot and will most likely stay there when the NFL postseason begins. Arizona would have clinched the top seed in the conference with a win.

Three other teams, the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys also share the same record as Arizona and Seattle. But owing to the Seahawks’ superior conference record, they are most likely to top the conference.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had 339 passing yards on 20 of 31 completions with three total touchdowns, on two passes and a rush. Seattle out-gained Arizona, 596-216, the total yardage established the franchise-record high. The Seahawks out-gained the Cardinals on the ground, 267-29. Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch had 113 rushing yards on 10 carries with 2 TDs while wide receivers Luke Wilson (139 yards on 3 catches) and Doug Baldwin (113 on 7 catches) both had over one hundred receiving yards.

Seattle dominated the Cardinals with a sweep in the 2014 regular season winning the first meeting in Week 12 on Nov. 23 with a score of 19-3. Combined those are total of 54-9, which also means that Arizona has yet to score a touchdown against Seattle this season. The Seahawks face the St. Louis Rams (6-9) in their last game in the regular season and a win will formally assure that they get the first round bye and home court advantage until the Super Bowl.

Arizona’s QB Ryan Lindley had a miserable outing going 18 of 44 for 216 passing yards with an interception. Steven Hauschka missed three long field goals for Arizona which trailed 14-3 at halftime. Seattle gave up a field goal in the third and got shut out but stringed three touchdowns in the final quarter to get the blowout victory.