|Total Net Yards||192|
|Time of Possession||22:36|
|Total Net Yards||307|
|Time of Possession||37:24|
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In a nutshell: No score. The Cardinals got the ball first and drove to the Seahawks’ 5, thanks to a 63-yard completion from Carson Palmer to Brittan Golden. But Byron Maxwell tipped Palmer's third-down pass that was intended for Rob Housler in the end zone and Kam Chancellor intercepted the deflection. The Cardinals used a 26-yard run by Andre Ellington to get into Seahawks’ territory again (Seahawks’ 30). But again, Palmer’s third-down pass was intercepted by Richard Sherman. The Seahawks had the ball at the Cardinals’ 11 as the quarter ended.
Player of the quarter: Marshawn Lynch. He had a 16-yard run on the Seahawks’ first play of the game. He had a 19-yard run to get them to the Cardinals’ 11 as the quarter ended. He had 46 yards on six carries in the quarter.
Play of the quarter: The score should have been at least 3-0 Cardinals, but Chancellor’s interception of Maxwell’s tip in the end zone kept Arizona off the board.
Numbers of the quarter: 63 and 26. The Seahawks entered the game having allowed the fewest explosive plays in the league on to give up a 63-yard reception and a 26-yard run in the first quarter.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 3, Cardinals 3. A 13-play, 70-yard drive that began in the first quarter after Richard Sherman’s seventh interception of the season ended with Steven Hauschka kicking a 27-yard field goal to make it 3-0 with 13:42 left in the half. Russell Wilson was 5 of 8 for 45 yards, including an 8-yarder to Jermaine Kearse on third-and-2 and a 9-yarder to Ricardo Lockette on third-and-6; and Marshawn Lynch carried four times for 30 yards. But the Cardinals then drove 75 yards in 13 plays to a 39-yard field by Jay Feely that tied the score with 2:15 left. The Cardinals converted on third-and-5 twice and third-and-16. The Seahawks got the ball back when Chris Clemons tipped Palmer’s third-down pass and Malcolm Smith made the interception and returned it 32 yards to the Cardinals’ 3. But two runs by Marshawn and a hurried third-down pass by Russell Wilson left the Seahawks to try a field goal. Hauschka’s 24-yard attempt hit the left upright. It was only his second miss of the season, and the first that wasn’t blocked.
Player of the quarter: Carson Palmer. The Cardinals’ QB was 4 of 6 for 38 yards on the field goal drive that consumed more than half of the quarter (8:21).
Play of the quarter: Palmer’s 17-yard completion to Andre Roberts on that third-and-16 play. The Cardinals had scored on Palmer’s 32-yard pass to Michael Floyd, only because Floyd pushed Sherman to the ground for a 10-yard pass interference penalty. That put the Cardinals in a second-and-18 situation, but Palmer’s pass to Roberts bailed them out.
Number of the quarter: 3. The Seahawks had three interceptions in the first half and each came on a third-down play.
In a nutshell: Cardinals 6, Seahawks 3. After a series of frustration, and very little offense, the Cardinals took the lead on a 46-yard field goal by Jay Feely with 27 seconds left in the quarter. The Cardinals got the ball right back as Robert Turbin fumbled the ensuing kickoff, so Arizona had the ball at the Seahawks’ 15 as the quarter ended.
Player of the quarter: Feely? Why not. He gave the Cardinals the lead, one that seemed insurmountable the way the Seahawks offense is playing.
Play of the quarter: On the third-down play just before the field goal, the Cardinals went with a direct snap to running back Andre Ellington. But Earl Thomas was not fooled and dropped him for a 2-yard gain on third-and-3.
Number of the quarter: 68. Combined yards for the teams in the quarter – 35 by the Cardinals, 33 by the Seahawks.
In a nutshell: Cardinals 17, Seahawks 10. The Cardinals had the ball at the Seahawks’ 15 as the third quarter ended, but Richard Sherman intercepted Carson Palmer’s third-down pass in the end zone. It stopped the Cardinals, but could not jumpstart the offense as Russell Wilson was sacked twice on the Seahawks’ ensuing three-and-out series. The Cardinals then took a 9-3 lead on a 26-yard field goal by Jay Feely with 10:39 left. The five-play, 45-yard drive included two penalties on the Seahawks for 31 yards. But Doug Baldwin returned the ensuing kickoff 37 yards, Russell Wilson passed 28 yards to Golden Tate, 13 yards to Jermaine Kearse and 11 yards to Zach Miller for a TD that gave the Seahawks a 10-9 lead with 7:26 left. The six-play, 61-yard drive featured Wilson’s 3-of-3, 52-yard passing performance. Then it was the Cardinals turn to come right back, as Palmer passed to Michael Floyd for a 31-yard TD pass with 2:13 to play and Mendenhall ran in the two-point conversion. The TD came on third down and Palmer also passed 17 yards to Jake Ballard on a third-and-3 play during the 10-play, 80-yard drive.
Player of the quarter: Floyd. Byron Maxell was all over him on the TD pass, and even tipped the ball. But Floyd controlled the ball as he was falling into the end zone.
Play of the quarter: The game-winning TD, of course. Thrown by Palmer, who also threw four interceptions. Caught by Floyd, off the tip by Maxwell.
Number of the quarter: 2. The Seahawks have had two opportunities to wrap up the NFC West title in their past three games. They failed to do it against the 49ers and now the Cardinals.