Seattle Seahawks (5-0)
vs. Arizona Cardinals (4-2)
5:20 p.m. | State Farm Stadium | Glendale, Arizona
TV: NBC | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: NFL Game Pass
Live Updates: Seahawks at Cardinals
FINAL: Cardinals 37, Seahawks 34 (OT)
Cardinals miss game-winning FG
Un-freaking-believable. New life for Seahawks as Gonzalez misses FG.— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) October 26, 2020
..........— Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) October 26, 2020
🏈 Zane Gonzalez from 44 yards
📍 8 plays, 54 yards
End of Q4 | Seahawks 34, Cardinals 34 https://t.co/IFuK9nPrjr
And in a game in which Seattle has never trailed we somehow go to overtime.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Cardinals inch closer with TD
Lockett pulls in another wild TD
Lockett now 13-175 for three TDs. Will have to look some things up but hard to imagine a better performance by a Seattle receiver ever?— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Lockett has set a career high in receiving yards with 164. Best had been 154 against Saints last year.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Quandre Diggs picks it right back
Wilson intercepted in end zone
Wilson's first two interception game since the first game of the 2018 season at Denver, when one of the picks was a desperation heave late.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Wilson had only 10 picks in his last 36 regular season games but has 2 tonight.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Adam Jude's third-quarter thoughts
Kyler Murray is buzzing
And here we thought all the Murder Hornets had been contained. Kyler Murray is, uh, buzzing all over the place, and the Seahawks had no answer on Arizona’s 93-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter.
Murray broke three tackles and dived to the goal line on his 5-yard touchdown run, pulling the Cardinals within 27-24.
The injuries are mounting for the Seahawks. Running back Chris Carson left the game in the first half with a foot injury, and cornerback Shaquill Griffin is out with a concussion. Those are significant.
Michael Dickson magic
Michael Dickson, All-Pro. ‘Nuff said.
Kyler Murray scoots in for TD as Cardinals pull closer
Kyler Murray sure can run.— Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) October 26, 2020
🏈 Murray 💨 5 yards
📍 12 plays, 93 yards
Q3 | Seahawks 27, Cardinals 24 https://t.co/IFuK9nPrjr
Seahawks really might need 700 yards to win this one.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Wilson sets another Seahawks record, passing Hasselbeck for career completions
Russell Wilson’s 34-yard completion to Tyler Lockett on the first play of Sunday's game was the 2,560th completion of his career, breaking a tie with Matt Hasselbeck for most career completions in Seahawks history.
Shaquill Griffin being treated for concussion
Shaquill Griffin being treated for a concussion with Tre Flowers taking over.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Chris Carson questionable to return
As for Chris Carson, team says he's questionable with a foot injury. But he hasn't returned, with Hyde and Dallas doing the TB duties on that series.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Halftime: Seahawks 27, Cardinals 17
Bob Condotta's halftime thoughts
Move over, Beast Quake 2?
Seattle has had a few memorable plays in Glendale, with the most famous maybe being Marshawn Lynch’s Beast Quake 2 run for a 79-yard TD in 2014.
Could DK Metcalf’s sprint down the field to catch up with Budda Baker and turn a potential 98-yard TD into a 90-yard gain -- with Arizona then unable to score a point -- surpass it?
Well, obviously it’s not the same kind of run. How do you compare a rushing attempt with a sprint for a tackle?
But for Seattle fans, it’s at least fun thinking about two plays that figure to forever be iconic in team history.
Don’t forget about Lockett
Metcalf's theatrics the last few weeks led to some discussion whether he had now taken over as the team’s top receiving threat.
To that, Tyler Lockett said not so fast, with a spectacular first half that included two touchdowns, and a 34-yard one-handed grab on the first play of the game.
Lockett had a 3-yard TD grab to conclude the first drive of the game and then had a diving, sliding grab of a 47-yard pass in the back of the end zone near the end of the first half to put Seattle ahead 27-14. Arizona tacked on a field goal as the half expired, making the score 27-17.
Lockett ended the first half with eight receptions for 133 yards, already topping the six receptions for 83 yards he had the last two weeks and his most yards of the season -- he had 100 in Week 3 against Dallas.
Seattle on guard
The Seahawks played for part of the second quarter with both of its backup guards after right guard Damien Lewis left for a few plays was replaced by Jamarco Jones.
Seattle was already without left guard Mike Iupati, who was inactive due to a back issue that also held him out against Minnesota on Oct. 11. Jordan Simmons again started for Iupati.
Left on the sidelines was B.J. Finney, who signed a two-year, $8 million deal in the offseason with the thought he might be the starting center but would also add depth at guard.
Instead, he remains rooted on the bench.
Lewis missed the rest of the series in which Seattle drove to take a 20-7 lead but returned for the final series of the first half.
Tyler Lockett scores on moon ball
We've seen like 7 replays of that Wilson-Lockett touchdown. Each angle makes it look even more impressive, and yet we see that stuff from those two so often it's starting to feel ... routine.— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) October 26, 2020
Cardinals answer with quick TD
Carlos Hyde scores
Carlos Hyde the apparently easy TD run. What another huge turnaround in a quarter filled with them.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Carlos Hyde TD!— Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) October 26, 2020
🏈 Hyde 💨 24 yards
📍 6 plays, 97 yards
Q2 | Seahawks 20, Cardinals 7 https://t.co/IFuK9nPrjr
Seahawks with 292 yards after that 97-yard drive, which I assume is two yards off the team record for longest drive.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Former UW star Budda Baker secures INT
Metcalf saves 7 points. Arizona games always something......— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Just a horrible turn of events for #Seahawks, but amazing play by Metcalf to run down Budda Baker on that interception. Still, that could wind up being a 14-point turnaround.— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) October 26, 2020
What an effort by DK Metcalf, though, man....— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
DK has officially made up for that fumble vs. the Cowboys.— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) October 26, 2020
Seahawks recover DeAndre Hopkins' fumble
Seahawks add another FG
Jason Myers has tied his FG output for the year to date here in first half, hits 44-yarder to make it 13-7.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Adam Jude's first-quarter thoughts
You may never see a better first-snap play. Tyler Lockett secured the game’s play of the game on the first snap, diving near midfield to haul in a one-handed catch from Russell Wilson for 34 yards in front of Arizona veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson.
Wilson found Lockett a couple minutes later for a 3-yard touchdown, capping a near-perfect first drive for Seattle. Lockett had three catches for 41 yards on that opening drive, after posting just six total catches in the Seahawks’ last two games. Getting Lockett involved certainly seems like a priority coming off Seattle’s bye.
Another Russell Wilson record
Here’s another record for Wilson, who passed Matt Hasselbeck for first place on Seattle’s all-time passing completions list. Hasselbeck had 2,560 in his Seahawks’ career. Wilson now has 2,568.
Another notable record to watch for: Wilson needs one more win to tie Peyton Manning for first place as the NFL’s all-time winningest quarterback in a player’s first nine seasons with 92.
The Cardinals' answer
Good start for the Seahawks’ defense, forcing a three-and-out on Arizona’s first drive. But we all knew that wouldn’t last — not with Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins leading the way for the Cardinals.
Murray, Arizona’s second-year QB, threw a perfectly placed 35-yard touchdown to Hopkins, who tiptoed the left sideline and knocked over the pylon for the score. That cut the Seahawks’ lead to 10-7 late in the first.
Kyler Murray hits DeAndre Hopkins for TD
Sadly for Seattle, Hopkins' ankle looks just fine there as he gets just barely a step on Dunbar for the TD.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Seahawks add FG
Russell Wilson sets Seahawks career completion record
Russell Wilson entered the game already holding 22 franchise records, including most touchdown passes in a career and most yards passing in a career.
Sunday night he added another -- most completions -- and doing so in spectacular fashion with a pass to Tyler Lockett down the left sideline on the first play of the game, Lockett reaching out to make the grab with his left-handed while covered closely by perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson.
Wilson entered the game tied with Matt Hasselbeck with 2,559 completions.
Wilson set that record on 303 fewer attempts than Hasselbeck, who had 4,250 in his Seattle career. Wilson’s pass to Lockett was the 3,947th of his career.
Wilson entered the game with 31,236 passing yards and 246 touchdowns, having long ago moved into first in team history in those categories.
Seahawks open with TD
How easy was that --- 75 yards in 6 plays for the TD. Seattle already more points than that game that shall not be named there in 2016.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Touchdown, Seahawks. Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett, 3 yards. Wilson on that opening drive: 5 for 5, 65 yards, 1 TD.— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) October 26, 2020
Tyler Lockett's wild catch
No surprises among Seahawk inactive players
Seattle’s six inactive players for Sunday’s game included no surprises.
Two were already known, with safety Jamal Adams (groin) and offensive lineman Mike Iupati (back) already declared out. Another inactive player also dealing with an injury is defensive tackle Anthony Rush (knee).
That had Seattle making three other players as healthy scratches to get down to the needed 48 -- offensive lineman Kyle Fuller, receiver Penny Hart and tight end Luke Willson.
Arizona’s five inactive players were quarterback Brett Hundley, who played for the Seahawks in 2018 but is the Cardinals’ third-team QB behind Kyler Murray and Chris Streveler, WR KeeSean Johnson, RB Eno Benjamin, tight end Jordan Thomas and offensive lineman Josh Miles.
As expected, receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who led the NFL at 100.2 receiving yards per game going into the day, was active despite being listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
Hart being inactive left the Seahawks with just four active receivers for the game.
What to watch for when the Seahawks play the Arizona Cardinals — plus Bob Condotta’s prediction
The Seahawks begin the post-bye portion of their 2020 season in prime time Sunday night in a stadium where they can usually expect the unexpected other than on the scoreboard.
Lots of crazy things have happened through the years when the Seahawks have played the Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, including too many sad injuries and that blasphemous 6-6 tie in 2016.
Let’s take a look at some of the keys to Sunday’s game.
The Seahawks’ quest to win the West — and maybe the NFC — starts Sunday at Arizona
The Seahawks’ 2020 regular season schedule actually breaks down pretty nicely into thirds.
There were the first five games of the season before Seattle had its bye, which — while a little more dramatic and injury-laden than the team would have liked — ended in the best possible record at 5-0.
Then there is the next stretch of five games, beginning Sunday night at Arizona and concluding with a Thursday night home game on Nov. 19 against Arizona.
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