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Cardinals make key plays to answer Seahawks’ fast start

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The Seattle Seahawks have out-gained the Arizona Cardinals by a 210-69 margin in the first half and yet the Cardinals only trail 17-10 at halftime.

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks quickly built a 14-0 lead over the Cardinals in a dominant first quarter, but the Cardinals came up with a pair of big plays to give them a chance to capitalize.

Calais Campbell, playing just four days after being stretchered off the field in San Francisco on Sunday, blew up a quarterback sneak attempt by Wilson on a 4th and 1 at the Cardinals’ 43-yard line. The ensuing drive led to the first points by Arizona against Seattle in six quarters of play dating back to last season.

It took the Cardinals everything they could muster offensively to get those points. It took an 11-play, 26-yard drive before a Jay Feely 49-yard field goal got Arizona on the board. Seattle had outscored Arizona by a 72-0 margin dating back to their last game in Dec. 2012 before Feely’s field goal.

Wilson was then sacked by Matt Shaughnessy and fumbled deep in their own territory and Arizona recovered on the 3-yard line. Rashard Mendenhall walked in on the next play to bring the score to 14-10.

Steven Hauschka added a 51-yard field goal at the end of the half for Seattle to extend the lead to 17-10.

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11 Responses to “Cardinals make key plays to answer Seahawks’ fast start”
  1. taintedlombardis says: Oct 17, 2013 10:16 PM

    That holding call stopped the clock at the end of the half, which allowed the field goal. Shouldn’t there have been a runoff?

  2. nofrets66 says: Oct 17, 2013 10:37 PM

    How is it the clock stopped on a Seahawks penalty at the end of the first half? Shouldn’t there have been a 10-second runoff after Wilson was tackled, and the half would’ve been over without them getting a shot at the FG?

  3. wisechef says: Oct 17, 2013 10:42 PM

    Carson just sucks

  4. mydogsnameisvick says: Oct 17, 2013 10:43 PM

    Man is Mike Mayock annoying. Good lord…

  5. beastmode5150 says: Oct 17, 2013 11:00 PM

    Um no.

  6. shaundolphinsfan23 says: Oct 17, 2013 11:00 PM

    Why are teams still giving Carson Palmer chances to play? He’s been awful for quite a few years now.

  7. msstiller58 says: Oct 17, 2013 11:23 PM

    I have a lot of respect for any man who plays in the NFL. But when you have a QB who plays for 3 different teams in 4 years….at what point does a GM realize this guy isn’t NFL material, even though he says he is?
    Same goes for a certain OC.

  8. bugorfeature says: Oct 17, 2013 11:27 PM

    Seattle 34 Arizona 16 8:02 fourth quater. Not a chance,

  9. beastmode5150 says: Oct 17, 2013 11:32 PM

    Yet ANOTHER road win, please shut up haters. Oh and we let them score at the end.

  10. 760raptor says: Oct 18, 2013 12:33 AM

    That Arizona offensive line and Palmer all stink. I feel sorry for Cardinal Fans.

  11. azjohnny says: Oct 18, 2013 10:23 AM

    The reason there wasn”t a time run off at the end of the 1st half is if you have a time out left you can use it to stop prevent the run off. It was explained at the time

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