The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks both blow chances to win in overtime
We knew both teams had great defenses. What we witnessed in the Arizona Cardinals-Seattle Seahawks 6-6 tie on Sunday night though was not what we expected.
Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed a 24-yard field goal in overtime after hitting a 45-yard field goal to start the period. Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka matched that miss with a 28-yard missed field goal of his own.
The Cardinals found a lot of yards but couldn’t come up with any touchdowns. Nor could the Seahawks offense. Both defenses played well but the Cardinals defense shined. It is unfortunate their efforts went without a victory.
Running back David Johnson had another good night. He was a work horse. He carried the ball 33 times for 113 yards. He also had eight receptions for 58 yards. That’s 41 touches.
Quarterback Carson Palmer was 29-49 for 342 yards. Neither team turned it over but there were plenty of special teams blunders to make up for it on the Cardinals end.
A blocked punt lead to Seattle’s first trip inside Cardinals territory. They ended up getting zero yards of offense on four plays after that and kicked a field goal to tie the game at 3-3.
So what does this game mean for the standings? It hurts the Cardinals more than the Seahawks. The Cardinals are still two behind in the loss column. That won’t help the division race.
This tie hasn’t sealed anything by any stretch but it certainly puts the Seahawks in the drivers seat as far as the NFC West crown goes. There is plenty of season left though.
After the game, coach Bruce Arians was understandably not happy but in his own words, you can’t be happy anytime you don’t win. He said the Cardinals would have no changes on special teams.
After he sits and reviews the video of this one, he might change his mind on that. For now, the Cardinals must move on. They have a date in Charlotte with the Carolina Panthers next Sunday.