GLENDALE, Ariz. – Of all the players who led the Arizona Cardinals to victory in overtime over the Seattle Seahawks, this was one of the least likely.
Line rookie Isaiah Simmons intercepted Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson with 1 minute, 4 seconds left in overtime in his fourth game. Simmons did not play in the first half.
This led to Cardinals kicker Zane Gonzalez redeeming himself after missing a potential winning goal on the field earlier in overtime by hitting 48 yards with 20 seconds in extra time to give Arizona victory. with 37-34, giving the Seahawks their first loss of the season.
Arizona improved to 5-2, retaining second place in the NFC West with a 4-2 Los Angeles Rams playing Monday night. Seattle leads the division 5-1
Coach Cliff Kingsbury almost cost the Cardinals a game earlier in overtime when he froze Gonzalez with 2:47 left in second-and-15. Gonzalez made the initial shot, but it didn’t count, then missed the next.
Then came Simmons’ choice.
It was just another typical Cardinals-Seahawks game – full of drama, twists.
Both teams combine for 1,091 yards – 572 from Seattle and 519 from Arizona.
Kyler Murray threw for 360 yards, three touchdowns and an interception on a 34-for-48 pass. He also had 67 quick yards and a touchdown on 14 runs.
DeAndre Hopkins had 10 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown. Running back, Chase Edmunds, who had two of the greatest plays in the sequels, caught all seven of his goals for 87 yards. Larry Fitzgerald had 62 yards until he caught all eight of his goals.
The game was moved on Sunday night due to fears that the Buccaneers-Raiders game might need to be postponed due to a positive Raiders coronavirus test and additional players placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list as a result of contact tracking.