The Arizona Cardinals were never in the contest on Sunday, drop to 0-3-1 and headed into the wrong direction
For the Arizona Cardinals, it looked like they did very little game planning for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. They also appeared to not make any adjustments on things that have dragged them down over the first three weeks of the season.
For the Seattle Seahawks, it looked like business as usual for them coming to State Farm Stadium and coming away with a victory. They now move to 3-1 on the season.
The Cardinals looked disheveled from the start of this one. They fell behind 10-0 after an Jadeveon Clowney interception of Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and by then it was pretty much already over.
The Cardinals couldn’t muster any touchdowns in the first half, settling for a lone Zane Gonzalez field goal, which actually could have been three, but he missed his first two field goals of the season. The defense did not show up for the most part and went into the halftime locker room up 20-3.
The second half didn’t start much better for the Cardinals. They did hold the Seahawks scoreless in the third quarter but the Cardinals also went scoreless.
It was not until the fourth quarter when the Cardinals finally got their first, and only, touchdown of the game. Murray ran the ball 9-yards into the end zone for his first career rushing touchdown.
That made the score 20-10 with still 10 minutes left in the game. However the Seahawks offense then went on a 15-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to seal the game.
It did save 2 minutes for the Cardinals to get receiver Larry Fitzgerald the two catches he needed to surpass Tony Gonzalez for second all-time on the NFL receptions list. It’s just too bad it cam in garbage time.
Also among the list of things we didn’t want to see happen in garbage time? Receiver Christian Kirk went down with an ankle injury with 3 seconds left and had to be helped by trainers off the field. It did not look good.