The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks have had some interesting Sunday Night Football matchups in the past
For some reason, NBC and the NFL love to torture Arizona Cardinals fans. They like Sunday Night Football in Arizona when the Seattle Seahawks come calling.
Twice before in the Russell Wilson-era have the Seahawks come into State Farm Stadium on Sunday Night Football. Twice the result was less than optimal for the Cardinals.
The last one we all remember. No one wanted to win that one. The Cardinals and Seahawks played to a 6-6 tie in 2016.
For a game that finished 6-6, a lot sure transpired. The Cardinals lead at halftime 3-0 and the score stayed that way until a Steven Hauschka field goal tied the game four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Both kickers hit a field goal in overtime. Then both missed one. It felt just then overtime rules should be changed. Play until someone wins.
If they had gone by the old playoff rules, the game would have ended on Chandler Catanzaro‘s 45-yard field goal. However, despite no turnovers by either team, no one really deserved to win.
Then there was the game week 16 of the 2014 season. That one ended in a blowout win for the Seahawks 35-6. It wasn’t that close either. Marshawn Lynch rushed for 113-yards and two touchdowns, including a 79-yard scamper.
The game in Arizona in 2015 wasn’t much better either, Cards losing 36-6 in week 17. However the Cardinals were only thinking about their bye week in the playoffs the following week.
The one fun game on Sunday Night Football against the Seahawks was in the regular season that same season in week 10. That game was in Seattle, where the Cardinals have played much better against them.
The Cardinals came away with a 39-32 win in a shootout. So the only conclusion we can come up with here is they need to find a way to move this game to Seattle on Sunday night.
Seriously though, it’s time the Cardinals find a way to beat this team in their own building. Who’s with me?