It’s always interesting between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks.
Yet, it should have been a win earlier.
There’s a lot that was written already for this, but all that matters is that Kliff Kingsbury played afraid and was bailed out by Isaiah Simmons and Zane Gonzalez redeemed himself.
The Arizona Cardinals come away with a 37-34 win.
If things don’t make sense after this, please understand why.
After giving up 377 yards of total offense in the first half, the Arizona Cardinals defense found some stops in the second half.
The Arizona Cardinals were trailing 27-17 at the half, but the defense forced their first punt of the game with 8:39 left in the third quarter.
They converted that into a touchdown to draw the game to 27-24.
Then it was a battle.
The Cardinals intercepted Russell Wilson for the second time in the game, then Kyler Murray turned it right back over throwing an interception, the first of the game.
It made the end of the game a thriller.
There were some people questioning the decision making of Kliff Kingsbury, and maybe his decision to continue to run the ball was the wrong one, but the Cardinals were within three points with 2:25 in the game and three timeouts.
It again came down to could the Cardinals stop the amazing Seattle Seahawks offense. The Cardinals did so, and with only 52 seconds left in the game, it was a surgical drive from Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. They got into field goal range and Zane Gonzalez jailed a game tying kick to take us to overtime.
It was a fantastic offensive game for the Cardinals, but their defense came up clutch in overtime.
The Cardinals had no sacks in the game heading into overtime and Vance Joseph got two from his defense in OT, as Haason Reddick notched his fifth of the season, then Byron Murphy got his first.
Then the big play was Isaiah Simmons intercepting Russell Wilson and getting the Cardinals a chance at redemption.
What… a… game.