GLENDALE, Ariz. – Edgerrin James topped 100 yards rushing for the second game in a row and Matt Leinart threw touchdown passes of 56 and 5 yards to lead the Cardinals to their third victory in four games, 27-21, over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Seattle lost three fumbles resulting in 14 Arizona points, including Leinart’s 5-yard scoring pass to Larry Fitzgerald for the go-ahead score on the first play of the fourth quarter.

After Neil Rackers kicked a 40-yard field goal with 31/2 minutes to go to put Arizona (4-9) up by six points, Seattle drove from its 17 to the Cardinals’ 15.

But on third-and-12 from the 17, ex-Seahawk Chike Okeafor sacked Matt Hasselbeck for an 8-yard loss. On fourth-and-20, Hasselbeck threw to Deion Branch, but he was tackled by Adrian Wilson at the Arizona 6, a yard shy of the first down – and the Seahawks (8-5) blew a chance to clinch their third consecutive NFC West title.

AP-ES-12-10-06 1914EST


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