Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks Seahawks end two-game losing streak by winning Thursday night
DUlce revenge, especially when you leave a very bad streak. Four weeks after losing undefeated to the Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks won 28-21, ending a two-game losing streak, both on the season and against divisional rival, to take the lead in the league’s best division, the NFC West.
There were no fireworks on the offensive as in the first game and now there was no miracle for the Cardinals, who in week 7 rallied from a 10 point deficit in the final three minutes (something 255 previous teams failed to do) to force overtime and win, courtesy of self-inflicted wounds in the second half.
Arizona never had the advantage. Seattle led 16-7 at halftime, hand in hand with a good performance by D.K. Metcalf, that the thorn was removed after being dried in the first duel. The giant # 14 scored the first touchdown of the game and had other key receptions, while the visiting attack did not fuel.
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Just before the half, Arizona started with the presents, with a pair of penalties down the stretch, including a Peterson pass interference on Metfcalf that cost more than 40 yards and he allowed Jason Meyers to redeem himself for crashing an extra point off the post.
A Quandre Diggs’ late hit on DeAndre Hopkins kept Arizona’s first series alive after the break, which ended in the diagonals in a pass with And Arnold.
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Seattle responded immediately with TD, when it looked like they were going to settle for a field goal attempt, as Dre ‘Kirkpatrick lost his head, gave a’ forearm ‘in a melee to Metcalf and she gave away the first and ten when she was going to be fourth in the field goal zone boundaries. It cost him 7 points, as Carlos Hyde scored on the ground two plays later.
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Arizona recovered from the error, reaching the end zone again in a 15-play, 90-yard drive, salvaging several penalties from his line, but scoring. They stopped Seattle and had a chance to finally turn the game around, but they did one of the worst two-play sequences this year.
Starting at his 14 yard, Murray loses his head when he sees that the play does not develop, and instead of throwing a pass to the feet of his TE Arnold, he throws the ball into the nobody’s zone. Illegally thrown pass. 2 & 22 at the 4-yard line, which was followed by a holding in the end zone for 25-21.
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Arizona managed to contain a field goal in the next series and with just over two minutes, they took the ball with options to tie it. They reached the Seattle 27-yard in one minute, but could not advance further and Carlos Dunlap, the backup at the trade deadline, captured Kyler at 4 & 10 to seal the win.
Seattle goes 7-3, breaking the tie it had with Arizona, although the Rams could beat them if they win Monday in Tampa. The Seahawks have never lost three straight games in the same season and they stay undefeated by playing neon green.