Seattle falls short to the Cardinals in epic showdown


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Haley Spicer, Sports Reporter

The Arizona Cardinals handed the Seattle Seahawks their first loss of the season on their home turf. A game of ups and downs shifted the momentum as the game had to play an extra 10 minutes in overtime to determine a winner. The number one overall draft pick, Kyler Murray was stunning in the victory having only had one interception, compared to the veteran quarterback who threw 3. Despite the loss, two of the Seahawks offensive weapons shined with their performance.

Tyler Lockett recorded 200 yards on 15 catches to equal three touchdowns. The other star, DK Metcalf made a huge defensive effort when his quarterback threw an interception at the goal line. Buddy Baker intercepted the ball and ran 90 yards before Dk managed to track him down seconds before it would have been a pick-six.

That play served as a huge momentum shift on Seattle’s sideline because their defense didn’t allow the Cardinals to score any points. There were only three points scored in the overtime period by the Cardinals which was set up by a crucial interception thrown by Russell Wilson.

Ironically, a field goal was needed to send the game into overtime and a field goal won the game. The Cardinal’s first possession in overtime ended in a missed goal. On the next possession, Isaiah Simmons intercepts the ball with roughly a minute left in the period. In the final seconds of the game, Zane Gonzalez redeems himself with a 48-yard field goal to win the game.