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Arizona knocks off undefeated Seattle Seahawks with 37-34 OT victory

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Arizona knocks off undefeated Seattle Seahawks with 37-34 OT victory

Zane Gonzalez made a 48-yard subject aim with 20 seconds left in extra time to offer the Arizona Cardinals a 37-34 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night time in a thriller that featured 1,091 whole yards, enormous performs, essential errors and — lastly — a winner.

Seattle led all of regulation till Gonzalez made a 44-yard subject aim as time expired to tie it at 34. It meant an entertaining quarterback duel between Arizona’s Kyler Murray and Seattle’s Russell Wilson would proceed.

And that is when the loopy actually acquired began.

The Cardinals stopped the Seahawks opening drive in extra time after which rapidly moved downfield. On second-and-15, Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury elected to go forward and take a look at for the sphere aim. Gonzalez made the 41-yarder, however Kingsbury referred to as a timeout simply earlier than the snap as a result of the play clock was winding down. Gonzalez missed broad left on the following try.

Moments later, it appeared Seattle had received on the following drive when DK Metcalf caught a 48-yard landing cross, however the play was referred to as again due to holding on receiver David Moore. Wilson threw an interception on the following play that was picked off by rookie Isaiah Simmons.

That gave Gonzalez the prospect for redemption. He nailed the winner to knock off the beforehand undefeated Seahawks and set off a raucous celebration at midfield.

Murray threw for 360 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Wilson accomplished 33 of 50 passes for 388 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Carlos Hyde had a 24-yard landing run within the second quarter. Tyler Lockett caught three touchdowns passes and had a career-high 200 yards receiving on 15 catches.The Cardinals pulled to 27-24 on Murray’s 5-yard landing run within the third quarter. Arizona had an opportunity to take the lead early within the fourth after Wilson’s cross was picked off by Patrick Peterson in the long run zone.

Arizona knocks off undefeated Seattle Seahawks with 37-34 OT victory

However Murray threw an interception on the following play. The throw was meant for Andy Isabella however sailed manner astray and was caught by a diving Quandre Diggs. That arrange Lockett’s third landing catch of the night time and a 34-24 lead. He caught a 3-yard cross from Wilson, deftly dragging his toes in the long run zone simply earlier than he fell out of bounds.

However the Cardinals weren’t accomplished. Christian Kirk caught an 8-yard landing cross with 2:28 left to tug Arizona to 34-31. Seattle needed to punt on the following drive and the Cardinals wanted simply 52 seconds to maneuver 54 yards and Gonzalez kicked the tying subject aim.

The action-packed first half featured 377 yards of whole offense from the Seahawks (5-1), who took a 27-17 lead into the break. Wilson had 250 yards passing and two touchdowns to Lockett, whereas his largest mistake was erased when Metcalf caught Budda Baker to thwart the pick-six.

The Seahawks opened with a flawless first drive that featured a spectacular, one-handed catch by Tyler Lockett for a 34-yard acquire on the sport‘s opening play. Seattle cruised 75 yards in simply six performs, ending with a 6-yard landing cross from Wilson to Lockett.

The Cardinals (5-2) had a couple of highlights within the first half as properly. Murray threw a 35-yard landing cross to DeAndre Hopkins — who made the seize in tight protection whereas hitting the entrance pylon — late within the first quarter.

HUSTLE PLAY

Metcalf’s hustle play within the second quarter saved a landing. Wilson lofted an off-target cross on the goalline, Cardinals security Baker snagged it simply and regarded like he would run untouched 98 yards for a game-changing pick-six.

However Metcalf by no means gave up on the play, accelerating over the ultimate 20 yards to catch Baker from behind on the Seahawks 8. The Cardinals scored zero factors on the following drive after Murray’s fourth-down cross fell incomplete.

SHORT STUFF

Sunday’s sport was a showcase for brief guys. Wilson’s listed top is 5-foot-11, whereas Murray checks in at 5-10. In line with NFL Analysis, it is the primary sport of the Tremendous Bowl period the place two quarterbacks below 6 toes tall completed with greater than 250 yards passing in a sport.

STREAKING

Arizona broad receiver Larry Fitzgerald continues so as to add to his spectacular profession, catching a cross for a 250th consecutive sport. His first catch Sunday, which got here late within the second quarter, was the 1,400th of his profession. That is the second-most in NFL historical past, trailing Corridor of Famer Jerry Rice, who caught 1,549 passes.

FANS IN THE STANDS

The Cardinals allowed 1,200 followers to attend Sunday’s sport which was greater than the 750 who watched the staff‘s loss to Detroit on Sept. 27. There have been 600 followers on all sides of the stadium, separated into teams of twos. A very good chunk of Seahawks followers had been in attendance and a number of other had been simply noticed of their neon inexperienced shirts.

INJURIES

Seahawks: Rookie RG Damien Lewis (knee) left the sport within the second quarter. … RB Chris Carson (foot) left the sport simply earlier than halftime. … CB Shaquill Griffin was evaluated for a concussion within the third quarter and didn’t return.

Cardinals: DE Zach Allen (ankle) left the sport within the first quarter. He tried to return to for one play however then returned to the sideline and limped to the locker room. … LB Isaiah Irving (neck) left the sport on a stretcher after being injured on a particular groups play late within the second quarter. … DL Jordan Phillips (hamstring) left the sport within the second half and did not return. … RB Kenyan Drake was harm late within the fourth quarter after a 2-yard run and did not return. The damage wasn’t disclosed.

Hassan Zia is an accomplished News writer & working journalist in the industry for over 5 years. At Pakistan print media he established his skills in writing and publishing multiple news stories of daily reporting beats ranging from crime, drama, business, entertainment. An activist at heart Zia believes in sensitizing audiences on issues of social justice and equality. Using powerful technique of storytelling on humanistic themes: women, children, labor, peace & diversity etc. his work underpins the causes he’s concerned about. Besides being known for his activism and community work Zia is also associated with renowned universities as a visiting faculty member for over 3 years now. His academic background is a Masters in Mass in Communication.