What Pete Carroll saw as a reward for his Seattle Seahawks was just another chapter in the nightmare season for Arizona's Ken Whisenhunt.
While the Seahawks are rolling toward the playoffs, Arizona looked for an end to the misery induced by its nine-game slide.
''It's a reward for all of the hard work. You work so hard and so often, the games don't afford you that opportunity,'' Carroll said. ''For everybody to play, everybody to contribute, so many guys can get on the stats sheets and all that stuff, and contribute. It's really very positive.''
Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner each had two interceptions, Marshawn Lynch ran for three touchdowns and the Seahawks set a franchise record for points in a 58-0 rout of the Cardinals on Sunday.
The Seahawks forced eight turnovers and kept a firm grasp on the final NFC wild-card spot. Seattle (8-5) also holds a slim chance of catching San Francisco in the NFC West depending on how everything plays out over the next two weeks.
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