Thursday Night Football: No last-minute magic for Cardinals as Seahawks hold on 28-21

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The Cardinals didn’t have any magic left Thursday night.

Arizona, which beat the Bills on the Hail Murray on Sunday, couldn’t pull off another last-second victory four days later. The Seahawks held on for a 28-21 victory in a battle for first place in the NFC West.

The Seahawks improved to 7-3, while the Cardinals fell to 6-4. The Rams, who are 6-3, play the Bucs on Monday Night Football.

The Seahawks led 23-21 when Kyler Murray was penalized for grounding followed by J.R. Sweezy‘s penalty for holding in the end zone, resulting in a safety with 9:12 left. Seattle took the free kick and bled 6:53 off the clock, settling for a 41-yard Jason Myers field goal and a 28-21 lead.

The Cardinals got the ball back with 2:15 remaining, two timeouts and 79 yards to go. They got as close as the Seattle 27, but from there, Murray threw three incompletions — none intended for DeAndre Hopkins — and then Carlos Dunlap sacked him on fourth-and-10 with 34 seconds left.

The Seahawks Defense was as good as it has been all season, and Dunlap has made them better. Dunlap had two of the team’s three sacks.

The NFL’s No. 1 offense managed only 314 yards against the 32nd-ranked defense. In a Week 7 overtime win over the Seahawks, the Cardinals scored 37 points and gained 519 yards.

Murray had only 15 yards on five carries and completed 29 of 42 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns. His touchdown passes to Dan Arnold and Chase Edmonds got the Cardinals to within 23-21 in a game they never led.

But Russell Wilson got his 93rd win in his ninth season, going 23-of-28 for 197 yards and two touchdowns. The Seahawks, who had 347 yards, had 165 rushing yards.

Carlos Hyde gained 79 yards and scored a touchdown on 14 carries, and Wilson had 10 carries for 42 yards.

DK Metcalf caught three passes for 46 yards and a touchdown, and Tyler Lockett made nine receptions for 67 yards and a score.

16 responses to “Thursday Night Football: No last-minute magic for Cardinals as Seahawks hold on 28-21

  1. I love watching Seahawks football. Either you get a game that comes down to the wire, or a all around good performance by the team.
    Murray was contained by this Seahawks D, this could be a turning point. They could become a top-10 D in the second half, especially once you look at their opponents.

  2. I loved it in the playoffs last year when the Packers gained the game-ending 1st down and Pete Carroll threw a tantrum like a toddler whose mom wouldn’t buy him that candy.

  3. They wrote us off a bit too quickly. Defense looked much better past 2 contests and now we have 10 days to prepare for the softest schedule imaginable until the end of the season. It feels like everything’s about to fall into place. Lol must be killing the haters tonight. Awwww, you’ll get over it. How are the 49’ers doing this season?

  4. The Seahawks defensive line owned the line of scrimmage. The cardinals looked very undisplined tonight with to many false start penalties and dre kirkpatrick’s penalty.

  5. Murray does not look hopkins way enough especially in the red zone…3 out of the last 5 games hop has been under used. 4 total tds on the year including on hail mary. Kingsberry an co need to get the ball in his hands more, tired of watching him with 1 or no catches at half…

  6. Gotta hand it to the Seahawks….they came up big when they had to.
    The play that killed Arizona was the sucker penalty on Kilpatrick….instead of fourth down he gave them a first down which lead to 7 points for Seattle.That was stupid and you know what they say….”Never underestimate the power of human stupidity”

  7. 4th down, ball in the redzone, down by 7 against a poor Seattle defense, and everybody’s so-called MVP Kyler Murray….TAKES A SACK!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!

  8. I’m not a fan of either team, and just wanted to watch a good football game, which it was, but I think the refs wanted the Seahawks to win this one. There were three OBVIOUS no calls on the Hawks offense. Two delay of game and then the false start on Olsen. You can say that’s not a big deal, but when it happens THREE TIMES in a one score game it defenitely should be.

  9. The NFL and the Fox production crew did all they could to try and anoint Kyler Murray and make the whole night about him and the Cards. But the better team won. If the Seahawks can get healthy by playoffs, and if DK can stop dropping TD passes that hit him in the hands, they could do some damage.

  10. brisomatic says:
    November 20, 2020 at 8:28 am
    I’m not a fan of either team, and just wanted to watch a good football game, which it was, but I think the refs wanted the Seahawks to win this one. There were three OBVIOUS no calls on the Hawks offense. Two delay of game and then the false start on Olsen. You can say that’s not a big deal, but when it happens THREE TIMES in a one score game it defenitely should be.

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    You seem to have missed the terrible calls that went against Seattle then. The refs were just plain bad last night.

  11. calvinhobbes says:
    November 19, 2020 at 11:51 pm
    I loved it in the playoffs last year when the Packers gained the game-ending 1st down and Pete Carroll threw a tantrum like a toddler whose mom wouldn’t buy him that candy.
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    With little to look forward to, 9ers fans always love anything from the past.

  12. I’m not a fan of either team, and just wanted to watch a good football game, which it was, but I think the refs wanted the Seahawks to win this one. There were three OBVIOUS no calls on the Hawks offense. Two delay of game and then the false start on Olsen. You can say that’s not a big deal, but when it happens THREE TIMES in a one score game it defenitely should be.
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    Give me a break, the only reason the Cards were close was the BS late hit call against Diggs when he brushed Hopkins. They didn’t even throw the flag until Hopkins started whining.

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