Tyrann Mathieu critical of Cards offense, special teams after tie


In fact, just three times all night did the Seahawks cross midfield, with two of them coming in overtime. And for Sherman, that's saying something.

"I didn't touch him", Wagner said.

Not only to your eyes.

And even that wasn't enough to win.

Both kickers made field goals early in the OT, but then Arizona's Chandler Catanzaro bounced a 24-yard would-be victor off the left upright before Seattle's Stephen Hauschka missed a 27-yarder with 7 seconds left.

So it ended. Finally. "I have never played in a game as insane as this one".

In what resulted in a 6-6 tie, the Cardinals surrendered just 257 net yards, as the Seahawks converted just 3-of-14 third downs and averaged a paltry 4.5 yards per offensive play. Never been a part of a tie, so mixed emotions right now. I've screwed up plenty of times in my career. But since the play was not reviewable, the Cardinals were charged with a timeout that would haunt them later in the first half. At 3-3-1, there are 10 teams in the NFC with similar or better records. "You guys keep asking me".

"According to ESPN Stats & Information, Wilson has had three games this season without a passing or rushing touchdown".

Bobby Wagner, Seahawks - Wagner was literally everywhere on defense. They were on the field for the most time ever in an National Football League game without giving up a touchdown. The teams meet on December 24 in Seattle, giving the Seahawks the home field advantage and weather (likely cold, wet and maybe snowy) that should allow for better kicking conditions than Arizona. There hasn't been a tie game in the National Football League without a touchdown scored since 1972.

Wilson has had problems with his ankle and knee but refuses to say that's still bothering him.

And what happened Sunday feels all too familiar this season to Cardinals fans.

He had extended overtime with a field goal earlier. After the break, Michael Floyd ran an in route inside soft-playing nickel back Jeremy Lane for an 18-yard gain to the Seattle 32.

Lane had a night as brutal as his team's offense.

It was another in a series of long scoring drives for Arizona, however.

With 3:26 left in overtime, Catanzaro missed a 24-yard field goal off the left upright.

While the Catanzaro overtime miss was shocking, the Hauschka miss was equally stunning considering the Seahawks had given their kicker an opportunity to line up for a chip shot attempt squarely in the middle of the field.

Hauschka did that, retying the game at 6-6. He carried the ball 33 times for 113 yards and caught eight passes for 58 yards. The Cardinals were instantly at the Seattle 48. The Seahawks countered and tied it again with a Hauschka 36-yard field goal.

The Seahawks dodged their second short field-goal bullet since January. Arizona needed a win over the Seahawks to get back in the NFC West race.

This time, it came during a punt by the Cardinals' Ryan Quigley. Cassius Marsh recovered, and Seattle had the ball at the Arizona 22. Several big Seattle gains were wiped by penalties. With roughly 10 seconds left on the game clock, some graphs kind of just waved a white flag, giving both teams something like a 10 percent chance to win, before the game was put out of its misery, ending in a tie.

The 3-3 tie was the fewest points in regulation for any Seahawks game. The Seahawks had 52 yards on 19 carries against Arizona and Wilson, one of the NFL's best running quarterbacks, lost two yards on his lone carry.

Seattle's first nine possessions ended like a bad poem: Punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt. The other is the potential loss for a while of left tackle Bradley Sowell, who suffered a sprained MCL in the fourth quarter. He carried the ball once for minus-2 yards. Seattle left guard Mark Glowinski covered it at the 1 to save a Cardinals touchdown or safety.

In this duel involving two very tough defenses, both teams have not really managed to get close to the end zone.