Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals: Recap and Highlightsby Emma Marion October 1, 2019 0 comments
The Seattle Seahawks faced the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4 of the 2019 NFL season. Here are some highlights from the game.
The 2-1 Seahawks were favorites to win this NFC West matchup. While Kyler Murray has been having a good season, the Cardinals overall have been trying to catch up. With the team still vying for their first win of the season, the Seahawks looked like slight favorites coming into Sunday.
The Cardinals ended up falling to the Seahawks with a final score of 27-10. The defense looked much better than it did in Week 3, and it was the offense that let the team down this Sunday. Murray didn’t look to be in his best form, and the rookie seemed to struggle throughout the game.
The defense, however, made a pair of red zone stops; both forced field goals. After quite a struggle last week vs. Carolina, Arizona improved and the defense bounced back.
The offense made some good plays, but those good plays were outnumbered by Seattle’s big stops. The receivers seemed to come up a bit short on a lot of plays, and the linemen let the defense consistently beat them.
Kicker Zane Gonzalez came into this game leading the NFL with nine-of-nine field goals made. In this game, however, he missed two of his three attempts. Due to this, plus a Murray pick-6, the Seahawks controlled most of the game.
On a positive note for the offense, Larry Fitzgerald passed Tony Gonzalez to become second on the NFL’s all-time catches list. He is behind only Jerry Rice, who was in Arizona watching this game. Fitz is also second to Rice on the all-time receiving yards list.
Christian Kirk left the game with an ankle injury, which is another tough blow for the offense. The wide receiver was averaging 10.1 yards per reception this season.
Murray was 22-of-32 passing for 241 yards, plus one interception and four sacks. Murray also recorded his first rushing touchdown of his career. Larry Fitzgerald caught five passes.
For Seattle, Wilson completed 22 of 28 passes for 240 yards.
What does this outcome mean?
While the Cardinals came into the season with little hope of making the playoffs, their chances are almost already through. This game showed that while one part of the team can do well, the other half will struggle. That has been true for all of the games the Cardinals have played this season.
It also proves that Kyler Murray will struggle in some games, but he can always come up with some way to score.
Next week, the Cardinals face off against the Bengals at 10:00 a.m. PST. The Bengals are 0-4, so perhaps this will be an even matchup. If both the offense and the defense can pull their weight, the Cardinals could come out victorious.
The Seahawks’ Week 5 game sees them hosting the 3-1 Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football for what should be an exciting divisional contest.