Special teams. You can’t escape this category about detailing just how bad special teams were Sunday night for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals had a Chandler Catanzaro field goal blocked. Then punter Ryan Quigley punt was blocked, leading to the first three points of the night for the Seahawks in the fourth quarter.
Not to be outdone though was the missed 24-yard field goal attempt by Catanzaro in overtime. Then Seattle kicker Steven Hauschka missed a 28-yard a couple of minutes later. A tough pill to swallow for both teams.
Injuries were at the forefront of discussion on Sunday night. Receiver Jaron Brown was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Guard Mike Iupati was struggling to move without a limp and had to come out for a period of time. He was returning from missing a game. He should have probably sat out another week.
One minute he was a hero the next a zero. Receiver Michael Floyd had a huge catch only to ruin it by a drop on a wide open pass that would have given the Cardinals first down deep in Seahawks territory early in overtime.
The Cardinals are going to have to continue to rely on Floyd though. With John Brown’s status uncertain week to week and Jaron Brown out for the season, he is needed, he and the Cardinals have no choice.