In the battle for the West division the Arizona Cardinals find themselves trailing 14-3 at home after the first half of the game.
The Seahawks have the time of possession and the Cardinals have unexpectedly given up 100 yards rushing already. A big 53 yard run by quarterback Russell Wilson on a scramble play,but the defense did not allow any points on that drive. The Cardinals seem to always have a drive or two where they miss big opportunity to take control of the game. An inaccurate bomb to Micheal Floyd down the sideline beating Richard Sherman, but the pass was off target and Floyd could have still made the play but was unable to hall it in.
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The Seahawks missed a 52 field goal to help the Cards get field position, as they finally get something going offensively in the screen game and running game. Rob Housler gets a screen to set up the games first points with a field goal by rookie Chandler Cantanzaro and lead 3-0.
The Seahawks Marshawn Lynch did not make an appearance until the second quarter as he was held out from an upset stomach. The Cards seem to have grabbed the momentum but the next Seahawks drive Wilson gets outside and hits Luke Wilson for a 80 yard touchdown strike to take the lead 7-3.
Russell Wilson is having a big affect on the game and that spells bad news for the Cardinals. Field position playing a big part in the game as the Cards start the next drive inside the ten yard line on a fair-catch by Ted Ginn Jr. Then a bad play from rookie Logan Thomas and two quick miscues and just like that the Seahawks start their next drive at the Cardinals 39 yard line.
That set up another broken play missed sack on Wilson by Tyrann Mathieu and he runs for a big play for another first down. Wilson has 88 rushing yards and so far he is the difference in this game. Cards having to hold the Seahawks to a field goal to stay close in this game the defense was unable to do so, and allowed a Marshawn Lynch a touchdown to take the lead 14-3 and that is big.
Arizona with Lindley at quarterback this lead may be too much to over come, but we will see if the Cards can be that second half team they have been all year.