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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo David Johnson gets 15 straight 100 plus yards from scrimmage and ties Barry Sanders record. #AZCardinals win over SEA #BirdGang #ARIvsSEA pic.twitter.com/k4iVDoT1tt— 🚨 Ronnie Laybold 🐾 (@YotesHereToStay) December 25, 2016When in doubt, Carson Palmer went with what he knew with the Cardinals trailing and only a minute remaining in the fourth quarter.After the Seattle Seahawks had tied the game with a touchdown and missed extra point Saturday at CenturyLink Field, the Arizona quarterback threw seven passes at five different receivers. The three he completed were to his two favorite targets — Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson. Seattle Seahawks’ Ahtyba Rubin, left, and Bobby Wagner tackle Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson on a carry by Johnson in the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Comments   Share   Earlier in the fourth, Johnson ripped off a 33-yard jaunt that pushed him over the 2,000 yards from scrimmage barrier, a first for a Cardinal.And before that, Johnson’s first touchdown broke a team record for the most total for a season, and by the end of the night, his 20 for the season surpassed the previous record of 17 set by John David Crow. Johnson, the second-year pro out of Northern Iowa, has 33 touchdowns in his first 31 games with one game against the Rams remaining on the year.“It does really mean a lot, especially since all the success is due to the guys up front,” Johnson said of the broken franchise records. “You know Carson (Palmer) believing in me, throwing me the ball. BA (Bruce Arians) putting me in those situations where I could help out the team.” By that point, Johnson was at risk of ending his streak of 14 straight games of 100 or more yards from scrimmage. He had 98 total yards, 95 of which came on the ground, where he had already scored three touchdowns.But it was Johnson going into full wide receiver mode that helped Arizona win and led the running back to close with 136 total yards, tying Barry Sanders for the most consecutive 100-yard games in NFL history.On 2nd-and-10 with 55 seconds left, Palmer found Johnson for 13 yards to break the 100-yard mark.Later, with Arizona at its own 38-yard line, he caught a 29-yard reception with safety Kam Chancellor in coverage. Johnson looked more receiver than running back on the play.Johnson read the short throw and came back to make the grab.“I was going to throw it deep, but as soon as I saw Kam out there, you could tell right when Dave got off the ball, Kam just turned and sprinted for the goal,” Palmer said after the game. “Just give him a chance to make a back-shoulder throw [catch]. There’s not many running backs…it’s a tough ball for receivers to catch; there’s definitely not many running backs who can make that play.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img RB @DavidJohnson31 now w 33 TDs in 31 career games; Only Jim Brown, Gale Sayers & Edgerrin James with more thru 1st 31 games #AZvsSEA pic.twitter.com/ZMFlJYE5W2— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) December 25, 2016 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling #Cardinals David Johnson beating #Seahawks Kam Chancellor is pure life. pic.twitter.com/LIputmrDoK— Matt Johnson (@MattJ_Sports) December 25, 2016Four plays and one Fitzgerald catch later, kicker Chandler Catanzaro hastily got his unit on the field for a 43-yard, game-winning field goal with the clock expired. Top Stories last_img read more

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