Arizona Cardinals defeat Seattle Seahawks 39-32


The Arizona Cardinals outlast the Seattle Seahawks in a shootout

The Arizona Cardinals were tied with the Seattle Seahawks 0-0 after the first quarter.  That seems like ages ago.  Both offenses took over after that and the Cardinals were able to beat the Seahawks in their nest 39-29 on Sunday Night Football.

The Cardinals had a large lead 22-7 at halftime but the Seahawks wouldn’t have been the Seahawks if they didn’t make it close in the end.  In the end the Cardinals needed to survive a Seahawks onside kick.

With the way Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer started the game, you would have thought this would have been a runaway.  However a couple of Palmer fumbles in the second half allowed the Seahawks to get back into the game and eventually take a early fourth quarter lead 29-25.

But the fight in the Cardinals wasn’t over as it seemed at that point.  Cardinals receiver Jaron Brown had a great fourth quarter.  He saved a sure Seahawks interception by cornerback Richard Sherman.  Then on the next drive he caught a Palmer pass that gave them a first down but looked to be well off target.

The topper was from running back Andre Ellington.  He took a third down carry down the left sidelines for 48-yards and a touchdown to give the Cardinals a 39-29 lead with less than two minutes remaining in the game.  The Seahawks were able to drive down and kick a quick field goal to give themselves a shot to win it at the end.

However Larry Fitzgerald, who caught 10 passes for 130 yards on Sunday night, brought in the onside try from Seattle to secure the victory.  Other Cardinals receivers had their moments Sunday night.  Michael Floyd had seven receptions for 113 yards and two great touchdown catches in the first half.  Tight end Jermaine Gresham had the big touchdown to regain the lead and put the Cardinals up 32-29 with 8:41 remaining in the game.

In the end, the Cardinals leave Seattle with a three-game lead on the Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams at 7-2.  Both the Seahawks and Rams are now 4-5.  The Cardinals will be on Sunday Night Football again next week against the Cincinnati Bengals.