NFL: Seahawks devour Carson Palmer. Bills should have Stevie Johnson back


Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is pursued by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have struggled to win on the road under the tenure of head coach Pete Carrol, but they did go into Arizona last night and come away with a 34-22 victory in a game that frankly wasn’t as close as the final score. The Seahawks led by as many as 18 at one point, and held the Cardinals anemic offense down for most of the game.

Quarterback Russel Wilson threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 91 yards and a score.

The story of the nigh though was the Seahawks defense, which sacked Arizona QB Carson Palmer seven times and forced him into throwing two interceptions. He also committed a fumble, but the Cardinals recovered it.

In a surprising move to say the least, the Houston Texans will be going with third-string quarterback Case Keenum this week as Matt Schaub is out with a foot injury

The Texans were losing by 25 points to the St. Louis Rams this past week when Schaub left the game, having completed 15/21 passes for 186 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Backup T.J. Yates finished the 38-13 loss for the Texans, but threw two interceptions and one of them was returned for a touchdown.

This apparently lead the team to skip over him and start Keenum instead.

The Buffalo Bills will likely have their No. 1 receiver back this week against the Miami Dolphins, as Stevie Johnson practiced fully Thursday and looks to be ready to roll Sunday.

Johnson did not practice last week while traveling to California following a death in the family. He was a game-time decision Sunday with a lower back injury, and ultimately didn’t play in the team’s narrow loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Even if Johnson is ready to go, it’s unlikely he’ll have the same kind of production he’s used to with Thad Lewis being injured, and he may have the enigmatic Matt Flynn throwing to him after he was just signed this previous week.

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