Carroll says Seahawks handled blowout properly

TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer Published:

RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Pete Carroll says he felt the Seattle Seahawks handled their blowout win over Arizona in proper fashion.

Carroll said Monday that the goal in the second half of Seattle's 58-0 victory over the Cardinals was to continue to play well and make progress while also getting some younger players some work.

Now the challenge for Seattle (8-5) is not letting the victory become a lingering hangover going to Toronto on Sunday to face the Buffalo Bills.

It's a possible trap game for the Seahawks coming off such a huge home victory and with a showdown waiting at home the following Sunday against San Francisco. With a little help from New England, that game could be for the lead in the NFC West.