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By the Numbers: Seahawks, Cardinals Record Lowest Scoring Overtime Tie In NFL History

A look at 10 key numbers from Seattle's 6-6 tie with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7.

The Seahawks' first matchup of the 2016 NFL season against the Arizona Cardinals resulted in a 6-6 tie on Sunday Night Football. To recap notable player performances, team milestones and (of course) how the game played out, we compiled 10 numbers from the Week 7 contest. (Warning: a lot of this week's numbers have to do with the result of the game, prepare accordingly.)


Sunday's tie was the first in Seahawks franchise history, and the first in the NFL since 2014 when the Panthers and Bengals ended a game notched at 37. It was the lowest scoring overtime tie in NFL history (12 points), and the first without a touchdown since 1972, when the Eagles and Cardinals tied 6-6.


Bobby Wagner's ridiculous leaping punt block was the second time the Seahawks have denied a field goal through six games this season. Cassius Marsh recorded the first one against the Dolphins in the season opener.



Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril was a monster against the Cardinals all night. Avril recorded 2.5 sacks in Arizona and hit quarterback Carson Palmer six times. The 2.5 sacks he recorded are the second most he's had in a single game. His career-high is three, a mark he set in 2010 while playing for Detroit.


Linebacker K.J. Wright recorded 10 tackles against the Cardinals, his sixth consecutive game with seven or more tackles.


Punter Jon Ryan had a busy day with the Seahawks struggling to develop a rhythm on offense. Ryan punted nine times, a new season-high. He averaged 46 yards on those nine kicks.


An amazing stat this week courtesy of the NFL Media Research Group: there have been three games this season with fewer than 10 points scored in the first three quarters. All of those contests involved the Seahawks.


Seahawks-Cardinals was the 21st game that ended in a tie since the NFL modern overtime rules were created in 1974.


A week after forcing the Falcons to go 3-of-11 on third down, the Cardinals converted 10-of-21 of those opportunities and bumped the Seahawks down to No. 5 in third down percentage at 34 entering Monday morning.


The Cardinals offense gave Seattle's defense a tiring night on the field (more on that in a second), dominating time of possession 46:21 to 28:39. According to Elias Sports Bureau, that was the eleventh longest a team held the ball in an NFL regular season game since possession time was first tracked in 1977.


Continuing from where we left off about time of possession, four players for the Seahawks played all 95 defensive snaps: Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kelcie McCray and DeShawn Shead. Additionally, Bobby Wagner played 94, and Wright logged 93. Including special teams, McCray totaled *108* snaps.

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