The Seahawks were already eliminated from playoff contention anyway.
But Blair Walsh‘s late miss underscored a season of frustration for them.
The Cardinals won 26-24 at Seattle to close strong under backup quarterback Drew Stanton, and knocked the Seahawks out of any chance at the postseason.
But the Cards drove back for a field goal of their own, and when Walsh missed a 48-yarder with a chance to win, they escaped with the win that got them to 8-8.
The Seahawks (9-7) are facing a rebuild on defense after so many aging stars were injured this year, but they have plenty of offseason problems to deal with.
The Cardinals may be looking for a new coach, as there’s uncertainty about Bruce Arians’ future. And with Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald getting up there, they aren’t far from a reset of their own either way.