Cardinals hold off Seahawks 37-34

Ross Houston
October 26, 2020

It took almost five full quarters, but the Arizona Cardinals forced overtime and nailed a 48-yard field goal in the final minute of the extra period to emerge with a 37-34 victory.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and teammates wait in the tunnel before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday

But, four plays later, the Seahawks stopped Arizona on fourth down, meaning Metcalf's effort was not in vain. Seattle fell to 5-1 with its first loss of the season. The Seahawks won the overtime toss, but were forced to punt after a gutsy third down blitz near midfield resulted in a sack of Wilson.

The game featured a 90-yard interception return by Cardinals safety Budda Baker in which he was somehow chased down from behind by Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf. But on the other hand, a team and a quarterback that are usually so good at taking care of the ball had three costly turnovers, including an interception in overtime that led to the Cardinals' winning field goal. Cardinals gunslinger Kyler Murray tallied a meager output of 188 passing yards on 9-of-24 passes completed along with two passing touchdowns for his team. A Murray to Christian Kirk touchdown cut the lead to three and a field goal as the clock expired sent the game to overtime.The Seahawks will take on their division rivals the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday.

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