The Seahawks penalties hurt them but the Cardinals found themselves with some bad ones as well. The Cardinals accumulated nine penalties for a total of 58-yards.
In a close game where simple mistakes were going to sink the Cardinals, nine penalties is just too much to overcome. The margin for error was small and all the penalties did was shorten that margin.
The Cardinals promised they were going to run the ball. They tried. It failed and once they fell behind by 12 in the fourth quarter, they had to pass most of the rest of the way.
Adrian Peterson carried the ball 21 times but only for 29-yards. That’s not going to cut it. It also didn’t help that he fumbled on his first carry of the game.
Andre Ellington scored the only rushing touchdown of the game. That should tell you everything you need to know. Kerwynn Williams didn’t get a single carry.
In Phoenix, we already know all of the fans from other cities that live here. These fans loved their teams so much they moved to Phoenix. Granted, not everyone moves here out of want but rather need.
There are always opposing fans at University of Phoenix Stadium but Thursday night was a little ridiculous. Many of the “12’s” had seats up close, along the railings on the lower level.
This means some Cardinals fans gave their seats up to Seahawks fans. That’s embarrassing. People are certainly free to do what they want to make money but it is still very disappointing just how loud the 12’s were.