Arizona Cardinals Fall To Seattle Seahawks 19-3
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals had little offense to speak of and the Seattle Seahawks took care of home field Sunday
The Arizona Cardinals defense came to play Sunday. The offense did not. The special teams had one good play but for the most part took the day off as well. The Seattle Seahawks had enough offense on Sunday to beat the Cardinals 19-3 in Seattle on Sunday.
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The game started off as a huge defensive battle. The Seahawks took advantage of an inept Cardinals offense to put three field goals on the board before halftime. However the Cardinals defense kept them in the game and a little offense before the end of the first half made the game still manageable at halftime with the Cardinals trailing 9-3.
The Cardinals defense had seven sacks of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on Sunday and Wilson even escaped a couple more. They smother the Seahawks offense for most of the day. They held running back Marshawn Lynch to just 39 yards on 15 carries.
Wilson however was very accurate when he did have time to throw. He was 17-22 for 211 yards and a touchdown. Simply put, the Cardinals defense got tired and the corners fell asleep at times and maybe all the times Wilson was stifled had something to do with that?
For the Cardinals offense, quarterback Drew Stanton just didn’t get it done. The offensive line made mistakes. They were called for big penalties. They could not run the ball. Only 64 yards rushing as a team for the Cardinals on Sunday. That won’t get it done.
Stanton though was just 14-26 for 149 yards and an interception. He did have a couple of drops that hurt him and a huge hold by tight end Rob Housler negated a 23-yard pass to receiver Jaron Brown that would have put the Cardinals in scoring position early in the fourth quarter.
The special teams was not much better either. They did block a field goal in the first half but they allowed a Drew Butler punt to be blocked. Turns out they only had 10 players on the field. Running back Stepfan Taylor was missing on the play. No excuses for that. Also, kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed a field goal in the first half.
Now it is time to move on to the Atlanta Falcons. That still isn’t an easy game indoors however if the Cardinals can put on the same defensive pressure they did today I do see better results next week. Moving on.