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What The Cardinals Said Following Their 38-30 Loss To The Seahawks

Interviews, transcripts, and press conferences from Seattle vs. Arizona.


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Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury

On how he balances the frustration from today's loss with the fact that the Cardinals are playoff bound:

"You've got to get back up. It's a new season. Not the outcome we wanted. You've got to give Seattle a lot of credit. They came in the last two weeks and played really, really well in all phases. They ran the ball, threw it, played great defense, and so you've got to tip your hat to them."

On if it feels like a missed opportunity to win the NFC West knowing that the Rams lost:

"No. Like I said, we would have liked to have won the division, but we're in the playoffs. We'll go play them next week. It should be a heck of a game."

On if it's a good thing that the Cardinals are going to be playing on the road next week:

"It appears that way. We haven't played very well here. Today, I just felt like they played like they wanted it more. Outcoached, outplayed us. So like I said, you've got to give them a lot of credit. They knew it was their last game, and they still played at a really high level."

On if the offensive line's play was a big factor in today's loss:

"I'll have to watch the tape, but we could never get in a rhythm. I think we had five sacks and six penalties on offense and seemed to be behind the chains the entire game. You've got to give them credit. They played hard and made plays when they had to on defense."

On if it's concerning to see an opponent wanting it more as the Cardinals head into the playoffs:

"I just think it's an interesting position we were in. A lot of guys haven't been in that (position) when you're in, and so the game matters. You want to win the division possibly, and you don't know what's going on in the other game, and I just didn't think as a staff, or a team, we handled that well."

On RB James Conner's injury status:

"I haven't had an update on that."

On OL Kelvin Beachum's injury status:

"Same. I haven't heard since he came back in and played, but I haven't heard anything since."

On the cause of the Cardinals red zone issues:

"We just haven't been very good down there. Whether it's scheme or execution, just missed opportunities, negative plays, continue to haunt us, and we've got to score touchdowns to win these type games."

On whether he can imagine WR DeAndre Hopkins returning to play in the postseason:

"I'm not sure on that. I know he's been rehabbing hard, but I'm not sure if he'll be back or not for this run."

On if he hopes to have CB Marco Wilson back:

"Yeah, I hope so. I'm not sure how he'll progress this week, but he made some strides last week, and we need some depth at that position right now."

On how he prepared for the Rams-49ers and Cardinals-Seahawks games to go on at the same time:

"We didn't want any scoreboard watching. So, we made sure that that wasn't going on. We just wanted to play to the best of our ability and make sure we could control what we could control. Unfortunately, we didn't do that."

On why the Cardinals had problems with coaching, playing and execution today:

"That's what we've got to figure out this week. Going back to play the Rams for the third time, one of the best teams in the league, but I'm not sure exactly why we played the way we did. Like I said, Seattle played really well. The last two weeks, they played at a high level."

On if the Seahawks did things to get RB Rashaad Penny loose:

"He played really well, but they're doing a good job up front, and I think we had some missed assignments that led to some big runs."

On what occurred with P Andy Lee's punt:

"I haven't seen it. I was looking down at my play sheet when it happened. So, I have to look at the film and see exactly what went on."

On if OL D.J. Humphries is working his way back to being 100 percent:

"I think he's getting back into the groove. I think we all had a tough day. It wasn't just him. Like I said, offensively, we were off schedule the entire game and they played harder than us and got after us."

On whether he will rely on the Cardinals Week 4 road win against the Rams for anything:

"I don't think so. I think we understand it's one-and-done now, backs against the wall for everybody. So, I expect our sense of urgency to be a lot greater this week and when we show up in LA."

On how tough it was for CB Breon Borders to cover WR Tyler Lockett when CB Kevin Peterson was injured:

"Yeah, I'll have to look at the tape, but I think it was miscommunication or missed assignment that allowed him to be that open. I think we had him in the third, and for a reason he didn't get there."

On if he has confidence that RB Chase Edmonds will return this week or if that's still day-to-day:

"I think day-to-day."

On whether the team has a sense of accomplishment with what it's done this year:

"I think if you make the playoffs, you're going to be excited to be in that tournament. Everybody is 0-0 and our guys understand that. We are disappointed today, but we've got to get it out of our system quick and come back because anything can happen once you make the postseason."

Quarterback Kyler Murray

On the teams mood going into playoffs:

"For me personally, frustrated. The mood of the team, I think everyone realizes it's a new season, really nothing in the past matters at this point, I think that's the focus. You have to go 1 – 0, it's one and done if you don't win and I think the guys understand that. But, obviously after losing it's definitely frustrating."

On what he's most frustrated about:

"The opportunity, losing. That's pretty much what I'm frustrated about, it's losing."

On RB James Conner's condition and what he means to the team for playoffs:

"It means a lot. I'm not sure what he's got, but I'm obviously hoping for the best for him…he means a ton for this team."

On the frustration in RedZone:

"They basically played bend but don't break defense and we couldn't punch it in. I think we had a penalty on the last drive which pushed us back, the pass interference, but we have to be better going into playoffs."

On feeling more pass pressure today:

"They got back there a couple times, but it didn't really affect the way I felt back there."

On if it's a good thing to play on the road in the playoffs:

"At this point I feel like maybe. It's another opportunity that I'm excited for, I haven't played in the playoffs since I've been in the league. We haven't been to the playoffs in I don't know how long, so it's an opportunity for this team to go do something special."

On balancing frustration knowing the season starts over:

"I have to get over it pretty quick."

On playing the Rams again:

"Doesn't matter who we play, we have to be better, we have to be good and execute when that game comes. I'm looking forward to it."

On when they found out that they were playing the Rams and the frustration surrounding the outcome of the game:

"I didn't know the score at all, I didn't know they had lost until we got into the locker room but no frustration, more so frustrated at the opportunity to win and play at home. Other than that, we knew we would have to play them at some point."

On feeling as if game had turned after gaining the lead following S Jalen Thompson's interception:

"Yes. It was 24-17 and we went three-and-out, that was tough."

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