Cardinals beat Seahawks in overtime epic

Russell Wilson throws three interceptions, the third of which to rookie Isiah Simmons in overtime sets up Zane Gonzalez game-winning field goal for Arizona

Last Updated: 26/10/20 6:12am

Kyler Murray dives in at the goal line as he scores on a rushing TD to go with his three passing strikes
Kyler Murray dives in at the goal line as he scores on a rushing TD to go with his three passing strikes

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals ended the Seattle Seahawks’ unbeaten record with a thrilling 37-34 overtime victory on Sunday Night Football.

Arizona trailed for the entire game until Zane Gonzalez, who had missed with an earlier kick in overtime, was successful with a 48-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining. Gonzalez also kicked a 44-yarder in the final seconds of regulation to ensure an extra period.

  • Cardinals stats: Kyler Murray, 34/48, 360 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
  • Rushing leader: Kyler Murray, 14 carries, 67 yards, 1 TD
  • Receiving leader: DeAndre Hopkins, 10 catches, 103 yards, 1 TD

Cardinals second-year quarterback Murray had a sensational game, completing 34 of 48 passes for 360 yards and three touchdowns, while he also rushed for a team-high 67 yards and a score.

His counterpart, and leading league MVP candidate, Russell Wilson was 33 of 50 for 388 yards and three TDs, but he also threw three interceptions, including one to rookie linebacker Isaiah Simmons in overtime to help set up Gonzalez’s game-winner.

  • Seahawks stats: Russell Wilson, 33/50, 388 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs
  • Rushing leader: Russell Wilson, six carries, 84 yards
  • Receiving leader: Tyler Lockett, 15 catches, 200 yards, 3 TDs

Scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER
Seahawks 7-0 Cardinals Russell Wilson three-yard TD pass to Tyler Lockett (extra point)
Seahawks 10-0 Cardinals Jason Myers 41-yard field goal
Seahawks 17-7 Cardinals Kyler Murray 35-yard TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins (extra point)
SECOND QUARTER
Seahawks 13-7 Cardinals Jason Myers 44-yard field goal
Seahawks 20-7 Cardinals Carlos Hyde 24-yard TD run (extra point)
Seahawks 20-14 Cardinals Kyler Murray seven-yard TD pass to Christian Kirk (extra point)
Seahawks 27-14 Cardinals Russell Wilson 47-yard TD pass to Tyler Lockett (extra point)
Seahawks 27-17 Cardinals Zane Gonzalez 49-yard field goal
THIRD QUARTER
Seahawks 27-24 Cardinals Kyler Murray five-yard TD run (extra point)
FOURTH QUARTER
Seahawks 34-24 Cardinals Russell Wilson three-yard TD pass to Tyler Lockett (extra point)
Seahawks 34-31 Cardinals Kyler Murray eight-yard TD pass to Christian Kirk (extra point)
Seahawks 34-34 Cardinals Zane Gonzalez 44-yard field goal
OVERTIME
Seahawks 34-37 Cardinals Zane Gonzalez 49-yard field goal

Wilson’s three touchdown passes were all to Tyler Lockett, who finished the game with 15 receptions for 200 yards. D.K. Metcalf had a quieter evening – two catches for 23 yards – but was involved in one of the plays of the game as he chased down Cardinals safety Budda Baker and stopped him scoring a pick six.

Wilson’s first interception of the contest came in the second quarter, with Seattle leading 13-7 and looking set to stretch ahead further when set up with a first down at the Arizona three-yard line, but Baker jumped Wilson’s intended pass for Chris Carson and was returning it to the opposite endzone, only for Metcalf to chase him down from nowhere and tackle him short.

It would prove to be an incredibly important play by Metcalf, with the Cardinals failing to score any points off the turnover as they were stopped when going for it on 4th-and-Goal.

Metcalf also thought he was the game-winner at one stage, Wilson picking him out for a 48-yard score with one minute left of overtime, but the touchdown was called back for a holding penalty and Wilson was picked off by Simmonds shortly after.

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