The Arizona Cardinals have defeated the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football, announcing their ambitions to top the NFC West division. After a 13-point deficit, the Cardinals came back, to win this match after OT, 37-34.
Zane Gonzales was in the middle of attention in the decisive moments, with the Cardinals’ kicker hitting a game-tying 44-yard field goal as time expired. Gonzales had a chance to solve the match in overtime, but his try from 41 yards was no good.
Still, Isaiah Simmons gave Arizona another chance for the victory by intercepting Russell Wilson‘s pass with just 64 seconds before the end. This time Gonzales hit the target, from 48 yards, handing a massive win to his team.
The Cardinals were down 27-14 in the second period, after Tyler Lockett’s 47-yard receiving TD. Lockett would end the match with 200 yards and three scores in 15 catches, having a marvelous performance.
Russell Wilson, meanwhile, wasn’t at his best, due to three interceptions. The Seahawks’ QB threw 388 yards for three scores, 33-for-50. He also rushed on six occasions for 84 yards, but even though these numbers look great, the fans’ focus stayed on his intercepted passes.
Carlos Hyde had 15 snaps for 68 yards on the ground and one score, David Moore had 54 receiving yards, Will Dissy 38.
On the other side, Kyler Murray led the Cards to a 10-point comeback in the final period against Wilson, becoming just one of few NFL QBs who managed to do the same. Murray had 360 passing yards for three scores and an interception, wasn’t sacked, and also ran 14 times for 67 yards and a touchdown.
Kyler Murray joined Tom Brady as the only QBs to throw 3+ pass TD & overcome a 4th quarter deficit of 10+ points vs Russell Wilson
Brady did it in Super Bowl XLIX … in University of Phoenix Stadium, where Murray just completed his comeback
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 26, 2020
Christian Kirk had two of those TD passes caught, and even though he ended the night with just 37 yards, contributed a lot for the Cards. DeAndre Hopkins added one TD to his stats, but had 103 receiving yards on 10 receptions, while Chase Edmonds had seven for 87 yards. Veteran star Larry Fitzgerald posted 62.
The Cardinals (5-2) have two more home games coming up, the first one against the Miami Dolphins, and after that against the Buffalo Bills. But before that, the Cards have a week off.
Seattle (5-1) lost its first match of the year, and now have an extremely hard four-game stretch ahead. Wilson and the guys are opening it with a home match against the 49ers, then head to Buffalo, and LA, where they face the Rams. The end of this tough period comes against the Cardinals at home.