Seahawks head to Dallas, hand Cardinals first overall pick

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The Seahawks are heading to Dallas, and the Cardinals are on the clock.

After Seattle defeated Arizona today, the Seahawks are the NFC No. 5 seed and will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in wild card weekend.

And the Cardinals’ loss guarantees them the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. That pick will draw plenty of scrutiny, as the first overall pick usually goes to a quarterback, but the Cardinals just drafted quarterback Josh Rosen first overall this year.

The game was ultimately meaningless, but the Cardinals deserve some credit for playing hard even though they had nothing to play for. Seattle only won on a last-second field goal by Sebastian Janikowski to make the final score 27-24.

The Seahawks will need to play better next weekend against a good Cowboys team, but if there’s one road team that can win in the first round of the playoffs, it’s Seattle. They’ll be a dangerous opponent for anyone, and now they know who they’re playing.

65 responses to “Seahawks head to Dallas, hand Cardinals first overall pick

  1. Seattle is so vastly overrated, it is ridiculous..

    They have beaten alot of BAD teams this year… and struggled with some truly awful ones…

    It will be a quick one and out when they have to travel, because they dont win on the road in the playoffs, then they can regroup.

  2. usdcoyotesfan says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    Doesn’t matter. Guarantee you all the Cowboys will smoke these clowns by at least 30 next week.
    +++
    Maybe they will. Maybe they won’t. Yet, your anger is palpable, given you’re mad about an event you have no control over. I.E. this game.

  3. skawh says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:33 pm
    Wait, but on the experts here said Seattle wouldn’t win more than 4 games!

    …….
    SMH they said that about us to. See ya next week…..

  4. The Seahawks are a playoff team? What happened I thought they were going to be cellar dwellers for years!

    Typical Cards game today always tough against them. Interesting(and awesome) how Russell could just take over at the end in crunchtime when necessary.

    Russell is one of those guys you do not want to leave 1:30 left on the clock to get a field goal because he will do it…seemingly easily…even though you shut him down all day. Today was one of those days. Russell is clutch.

  5. usdcoyotesfan says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    Doesn’t matter. Guarantee you all the Cowboys will smoke these clowns by at least 30 next week.
    _________________________________________

    Y’all have won what, all of 2 playoffs games in 24 years? You don’t have any room to trash talk, I look forward to seeing those Cowgirls choke in the playoffs like they always do.

  6. I predicted my Seahawks would go 9-7, possibly make the playoffs. They exceeded my expectations, especially at O-line. Last season was almost unwatchable.

  7. thebirdofprey says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    The Seahawks spanked the Cowboys in a no contest game already. It will be nice and cozy in that stadium as opposed to going to Soldier Field off the bat.

    That was a very different Cowboy team.
    But then Seattle fans only know how to get on their knees anyway, so what did we expect.

  8. thebirdofprey says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    The Seahawks spanked the Cowboys in a no contest game already. It will be nice and cozy in that stadium as opposed to going to Soldier Field off the bat.

    young and dumb you are. A game on Any Giving Day……. being 15 -0 or 2- 13 … these young Cowboys are not the same team…… but talk …. the scared ones usually do .

  9. usdcoyotesfan says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    Doesn’t matter. Guarantee you all the Cowboys will smoke these clowns by at least 30 next week.
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    Isn’t that what happened to your Packers today? Lol

  10. usdcoyotesfan says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    I loved it in SB49 when Wilson threw the losing INT and the Hawks threw a roid rage tantrum. Did you guys see the replay of Butler wiping that arrogant smirk off Sherman’s face and turning it into tears? That was funny. And when those 2 idiots ganged up on Gronk only to both get body slammed by him? That was even funnier.
    +++
    You need new material. Remember when the Cardinals were in that super bowl, and lost?

    Did you love that one to?

    Sad that you live by the fortunes, or failures, of a team you don’t like.

  11. thebirdofprey says:

    The Seahawks spanked the Cowboys in a no contest game already.
    =================================================

    So you’re basing your prediction on an 11 point win, in Seattle, in week 3?

  12. Congrats Seattle fans. May have been a close game for your Seahawks today but this is the NFL close games can and will happen regardless of how bad or good either team involved is overall. Lookin forward to a good game so I’m gonna leave it at that and just avoid PFT and all the trash talk leading up to the game and enjoy my week and the feeling of knowing my Cowboys are still playing for now

  13. But why does Dallas get to host the game, especially since Seattle already beat them this season, AND they have the same 10-6 record? Ohhhh, Dallas gets the advantage by winning a dumpster fire no competition division….That’s very Jerruh-esque! Better to be lucky than good. Seattle lost to the Rams, two games, by a total of 7 points. They could easily be 12-4, so don’t sleep on Seattle.

  14. @calizcowboyz…so the scared ones talk? By that stretch, you are the most petrified one on the internet!

  15. Both the Cowboys and Seahawks exceeded expectations, and after next week one will continue the magic carpet ride, but then comes the real test..

    Rams or Saints, pick your poison and that is where it all will end.

  16. OBP says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm
    usdcoyotesfan says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    Doesn’t matter. Guarantee you all the Cowboys will smoke these clowns by at least 30 next week.
    _________________________________________

    Y’all have won what, all of 2 playoffs games in 24 years? You don’t have any room to trash talk, I look forward to seeing those Cowgirls choke in the playoffs like they always do.
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    False, my Packers have won 20 playoff games dating back to 1994.

    We want the ball and we’re gonna score. Go Pack go!

  17. usdcoyotesfan says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    Doesn’t matter. Guarantee you all the Cowboys will smoke these clowns by at least 30 next week.
    *************************************

    You’ve got the worst track record of all of the trolls. Congratulations!

  18. Some careless mistakes by the Seahawks today.
    They’ll be tuned up and ready to go in Dallas.

    BTW, did you watch the Cowboys struggle with the Giants today?

  19. Seattle will be lucky to survive Dallas. They haven’t had a meaningful playoff win since 2014, as 15 had the Blair Walsh gift to them on the missed 19-yd FG, beat Stafford and his broken right thumb in 16, and missed the playoffs last year. Seattle is lucky to be over .500, and is one sack away from a rebuild.

  20. Looking forward to this game next weekend, should be a good matchup. Both teams playing well, but I think Cowboys will have some extra motivation from that loss they endured up in Seattle back in week 3.

  21. @usdcoyotesfan
    I questioned why you are so insanely hostile toward the Seahawks, then someone explained you’re a Packers’ fan. Well, I shoulda known. My bad.

  22. I’ll bet all these idiots downplaying Seattle barely beating the cardinals are scared cowboy fans. Newsflash geniuses, they had nothing to play for today! If you watched football and not just the cowboys, you’d know that

  23. The Cardinals have played terribly the past few games and they still gave the Chicken Hawks all that they can handle. Look for the Cowpies to send Seattle to an early exit in the playoffs.

  24. Doesn’t matter. Guarantee you all the Cowboys will smoke these clowns by at least 30 next week_________________________________

    Very poor reverse trolling. Go back to smack school.

  25. Seattle had nothing to play for, as they were going to Dallas if they won or lost. AZ always play Seattle tough. AZ knocked Seattle out of the playoffs in the final game of the season last year. All facts.

  26. I’m a Cards fan and I don’t even know where we start with the draft. We have so many holes.

    Bosa 2.0 I guess. This draft class doesn’t feel like it has much hype behind it.

  27. droppedinagreasefire says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    Even the 6-10 Broncos beat the Sea Squaks. Not saying much, is it.
    +++
    Yes. As usual, early season games are indicative of how a season will play out for every team.

    By your reasoning, shouldn’t the Broncos at least make the AFC title game this year?

  28. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Doesn’t matter. Guarantee you all the Cowboys will smoke these clowns by at least 30 next week
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    Just like you guaranteed the Seahawks would finish 4-12 this year?

    The Seahawks will beat up and Beat down the Cowboys, just like they did in week 3.

  29. El Guapo says:
    December 30, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    Seattle will be lucky to survive Dallas. They haven’t had a meaningful playoff win since 2014, as 15 had the Blair Walsh gift to them on the missed 19-yd FG, beat Stafford and his broken right thumb in 16, and missed the playoffs last year. Seattle is lucky to be over .500, and is one sack away from a rebuild.
    +++
    Okay. I’ll play this game. Seattle’s largest margine of defeat was by eight points this season. So they were in every game. Seattle is also a few plays away from being, say, 12-4. Maybe 13-3.

    See, others can use your reasoning in a different way as well.

  30. usdcoyotesfan says:
    I loved it in SB49 when Wilson threw the losing INT and the Hawks threw a roid rage tantrum. Did you guys see the replay of Butler wiping that arrogant smirk off Sherman’s face and turning it into tears? That was funny. And when those 2 idiots ganged up on Gronk only to both get body slammed by him? That was even funnier.
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    Actually, the Cardinals are the joke that keeps on giving.

  31. cakesw says:
    Seattle is so vastly overrated, it is ridiculous..

    They have beaten alot of BAD teams this year… and struggled with some truly awful ones…

    It will be a quick one and out when they have to travel, because they dont win on the road in the playoffs, then they can regroup.
    —————————————————
    6 out of 7. And the only loss was on the refs. Keep dreaming.

  32. omeimontis says:
    The Cardinals have played terribly the past few games and they still gave the Chicken Hawks all that they can handle. Look for the Cowpies to send Seattle to an early exit in the playoffs.
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    They’ve already played once. The Seahawks dominated them, just like they will next week. 49ers fans can pick up their participation trophies on the way to the golf course.

  33. @ vancouversportsbro

    Seahawks have won at least one playoff game under Carroll every time they’ve made the playoffs. My condolences, Cowboys fans. Skip Bayless meltdown in the next week or two.

    Wow. Talking a victory way too early after BARELY beating a horrendous team, and heading to Dallas for a playoff game on the road. We all saw the Hawks choke away what should have been a given SB win several years back, so anything can happen in the playoffs.

    Be around next week if your team loses to show some class, and to congratulate Cowboy fans. I will do the same if the Hawks win.

  34. AZ needs to draft some OL men and WR’s to give their young QB a fighting chance, Rosen had no out there this year with the team they saddled him with after the OL fell apart to injury per usual. Rosen took a beating, I was only 2 in 1989 but that had to be the worst beating a rookie has taken since Aikman in 89.

  35. @ The Keener Observer

    “BTW, did you watch the Cowboys struggle with the Giants today?”

    Hmmmmmm. Uhhh, no Elliott, and backups at three O-line positions, and they score 36 points. Struggle? Oh, you mean defensively? Maybe it was because they were on the road and had 2nd and 3rd stringers subbing in on the D-line at LB in a meaningless divisional game for Dallas? Child, please. Seattle had all men on deck and BARELY beat the worst team in the league (IN SEATTLE) with a rookie QB in Rosen.

    Seattle won’t have the luxury of a home game next Saturday like they did earlier in the year when they played Dallas. Your observation simply isn’t very keen, bro. And what will your “keen” observation be if you lose on the road in Dallas?

  36. Hey Cowboys fans, this is great isn’t it?

    We’re both teams no one wants to face.

    Wish it was in Seattle, but should be a great game.

    Today’s game didn’t mean crap.

    Both teams had a lot of starters down.

  37. i will say this. seattle is good, but they have a glaring weakness in run defense. could be a tough matchup for their d with zeke. cowboys d seems quite a bit more stout all around to me. their linebackers are definitely fast, and the window for wilson to create magic may be slim. russell does seem to make something out of nothing more often than not. should be fun to watch.

  38. Birdofprey this could be a good game. Dallas is a vastly different team than the one the Hawks faced in week 3. They had no outside treat at receiver. Tight End play was non existent. That has all changed….They benched the rookie left guard…fired the oline coach. The Cowboys will go as far as Prescott (very inaccurate at times) takes them.

  39. The Keener Observer says:
    December 30, 2018 at 8:41 pm
    @usdcoyotesfan
    I questioned why you are so insanely hostile toward the Seahawks, then someone explained you’re a Packers’ fan. Well, I shoulda known. My bad.
    ____________________________________________
    Yeah I’m gonna be hostile toward the Seahawks as long as Cheat Carroll is with them. At USC he gave his players illegal benefits and when he was about to get caught he quit and went to the NFL where the NCAA couldn’t punish him. So while he got to be successful in the NFL and win a Super Bowl, innocent players who were not involved had to deal with the sanctions of his actions. What a joke.

  40. Just a reminder. Seattle has played 6 games against five playoff teams this year.
    9/17 Seahawks 17 Bears 24
    9/23 Cowboys 13 Seahawks 24
    10/7 Rams 33 Seahawks 31
    11/4 Chargers 25 Seahawks 17
    11/11 Seahawks 31 Rams 36
    12/23 Chiefs 31 Seahawks 38

    So Seattle has lost games by 7, 2, 8, and 5 in their losses and won by 11 and 7 in their victories.

    Don’t think there is going to be a blowout.

  41. All you ‘Boys fans chirping about how your team is vastly different than Week 3 need to remember the same holds true for the Seahawks, who started the season 0-2 with no run game and ended up 10-6 with the 5 seed and the top rushing attack in the league.

  42. Okay. I’ll play this game. Seattle’s largest margine of defeat was by eight points this season. So they were in every game. Seattle is also a few plays away from being, say, 12-4. Maybe 13-3.

    See, others can use your reasoning in a different way as well.

    Okay, so how come the my had trouble scraping past some of the worst teams in the league, or losing to non playoff teams? Or better yet – remember when they were losing by two scores to the Rams with 4 min left in the fourth? If you are into changing results, then Seattle was a few small plays away from 6-10.

    “Don’t worry, it’ll all be over soon.”
    – John Malkovich

  43. I give the Cowboys the edge, for sure. They aren’t remotely the same team as they were in week 3.
    The Seahawks have improved too, have also found a grove with young defenders. And Russell Wilson will keep the game in reach. It’s in Dallas though, a place where the Cowboys recently dismantled an excellent Saints team. And Seattle has never been a good road team, in any era.

    I will be rooting for the Seahawks, but I expect a good game. Seattle has been in some very entertaining games this year, many in defeat. I’m just happy they are back in the playoffs.

  44. Are you kidding me? Dallas backs into the playoffs, from the NFL least, where every team is always around 8-8, and somehow they are already champions. But don’t worry, b/c Dallas always looses in first round. If only they had some real competition, but instead all 4 teams suck.

  45. El Guapo said:

    “Okay, so how come the my had trouble scraping past some of the worst teams in the league, or losing to non playoff teams? Or better yet – remember when they were losing by two scores to the Rams with 4 min left in the fourth? If you are into changing results, then Seattle was a few small plays away from 6-10.”

    *****************************************************

    And they were three missed field goals away from 12-4 last year. I’m wondering Guapo, if you think less of the Patriots for being incapable of winning in Miami. You know their coach got fired today, right? The fact is Russell Wilson has been the best quarterback in the league in the 4th quarter for most of his career That’s why they win so many close games and almost never get blown out.

  46. I can see a barrage of questionable holding calls and PI/defensive holding penalties coming against the Seahawks. It will be interesting to see if they can overcome them. Chris Carson will be a man possessed but if there are 4-5 holds on his great runs, that will end a lot of drives.

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