The Cardinals and Seahawks play for first position within the NFC West in an interesting “Thursday Evening Soccer” matchup in Seattle that shall be a letdown if it doesn’t have probably the most dramatic end possible.
That is the rematch of an Oct. 25 sport in Arizona received in extra time by way of the Cardinals, 37-34. The Cardinals trailed by way of 13 issues within the first part and by way of 10 issues past due within the fourth quarter. They pressured extra time with a box purpose as time expired in legislation however neglected a box purpose in extra time when Trainer Kliff Kingsbury opted to kick on 2d down. Regardless of. The Cardinals were given the ball again with an interception of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and prevailed, ultimately, on kicker Zane Gonzalez’s 48-yard box purpose with simplest 15 seconds last within the 10-minute extra time.
That sport featured the memorable chase-down by way of Seahawks large receiver DK Metcalf of Cardinals protection Budda Baker on an interception go back. It additionally incorporated Seattle large receiver Tyler Lockett accumulating 200 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns on 15 catches. Wilson threw for 388 yards and the 3 touchdowns to Lockett but in addition was once intercepted 3 times, whilst Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray threw for 360 yards and 3 touchdowns with just one interception.
And that wasn’t even probably the most dramatic Cardinals’ victory during the last month. That got here, in fact, when Murray threw a 43-yard Hail Mary landing cross to large receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who made a jumping catch amid 3 defenders, with two seconds left to overcome the Buffalo Expenses, 32-30, Sunday in Arizona.
Now it’s Murray, now not Wilson, being discussed prominently within the league MVP dialogue. The Cardinals lead the league in general offense and are reputable contenders in simplest the second one NFL season for Murray and Kingsbury. They’re looking to get the workforce to the playoffs for the primary time for the reason that 2015 season. The Cardinals, Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams have matching 6-Three information atop the rugged NFC West. Thursday night time’s winner strikes a minimum of briefly into sole ownership of first position, with the Rams set to play Monday night time at Tampa.
The Seahawks have misplaced two immediately and 3 in their closing 4 video games. Wilson has thrown seven interceptions all the way through the 1-Three skid. The Seahawks are ranked closing within the NFL in general protection. In addition they have harm problems. Cornerbacks Quinton Dunbar and Shaquill Griffin are out, whilst Lockett and working again Chris Carson are indexed as questionable for this sport at the harm file.