The Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals met for the first time since installing their new quarterbacks over the offseason, and the end result was a narrow victory for the beleaguered Tarvaris Jackson against Kevin Kolb and the Arizona Cardinals. Kolb was more important to the Cardinals' offense, throwing for 252 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions, but Jackson, who threw for just 171 yards, won the especially boring 13--10 war. Marshawn Lynch ran for 73 yards for the Seahawks, who move into a 1-2 tie with the Cardinals for second in the NFC West.
The Cardinals and Seahawks both find their offenses struggling mightily despite the new quarterbacks, and Week 3 was no exception—Kolb and Jackson each had quarterback ratings under 70 and uninspiring yards-per-attempt totals, while Lynch and Cardinals rushing leader Alfonso Smith each averaged fewer than four yards per carry. Larry Fitzgerald and Sidney Rice were the offensive catalysts for their respective offenses, with Fitzgerald catching a touchdown on 64 receiving yards and Rice going for 109 yards on eight receptions.