Arizona Cardinals somehow find victory over Seahawks
In a game hard to explain, somehow the Arizona Cardinals found a way to pull off a come from behind victory on Sunday night
What just happened? In a game the Arizona Cardinals had no business winning after an awful first half on defense, they still found a way to claw back to beat the Seattle Seahawks at home for the first time since 2012.
In Kyler Murray’s first Sunday Night Football appearance, he helped get the Cardinals the win, a game they only lead at the end 37-34. Murray threw for 360-yards and 3 touchdowns, rushing for another.
That Cardinals defense, which gave up 377-yards in the first half to the Seahawks offense, came up big late. They sacked Russell Wilson twice in overtime and also forced three interceptions.
One of those interceptions was from Budda Baker. He got an interception for the second week in a row. Unfortunately he was caught from behind just before the goal line by Seahawks receiver D.J. Metcalf. The Cardinals ended up not scoring after going for it on fourth down.
The biggest interception however was by rookie linebacker Isaiah Simmons. He made a great play on a Wilson throw to give the Cardinals a second chance to win in overtime after Zane Gonzalez had already missed a field goal during the extra period.
The Cardinals now go into the bye week with a lot to work on. Defensively they came up huge late but gave up way too many yards. When defensive coordinator Vance Joseph changed it back to zone blitzes, things changed for the better.
Unfortunately the game may have come a cost. Running back Kenyan Drake and defensive tackle Zach Allen suffered ankle injuries. Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips left the game with a hamstring injury. We’ll see how those play out this week.
Now the Cardinals are off on the bye. It comes at a great time. In two week the Cardinals host the Miami Dolphins. For now, time to breathe.