McCoy Leads Cardinals to Decisive 23-13 Win Over Seahawks

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SEATTLE(AP) – When called upon three weeks ago, Colt McCoy looked at himself as a
caretaker.
The Arizona Cardinals were already off to a tremendous start. McCoy’s job when Kyler
Murray couldn’t play the game due to ankle injury was to avert giving away what the
Cardinals already achieved.
McCoy more than did his part, and his accomplishment was probably his last start for
Arizona. With Murray out one more week, McCoy threw for 328 yards and two
touchdowns, and the Cardinals beat the Seattle Seahawks 23-13 on Sunday.
McCoy went 2-1 with Murray sidelined, including divisional road wins at San
Francisco and Seattle. The Cardinals will go into their bye with the best record in
the NFL and the expectation of Murray and DeAndre Hopkins returning after the
break.
“It’s just my responsibility. That’s how I see it,” McCoy said. “I came here to be a part of
this team and this group, and when your number’s called, that’s my role, and I’m proud to
have won a couple games on the road.”
For the second straight season, McCoy was a backup thrust into a starting role in
Seattle and walked away with a victory. Last year, McCoy was with the New York
Giants and pulled off a December win in an empty stadium.
This time, McCoy helped silence Lumen Field and sent fans to the exits early.
McCoy went 35 of 44 and thoroughly outplayed Seattle’s Russell Wilson in his first
home start since undergoing finger surgery. McCoy threw touchdown passes of 1
and 2 yards to Zach Ertz in the first half, got a bit of luck in the third quarter when
a potential interception was overturned on replay, and had his first 300-yard
passing game since 2014.

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