The Arizona Cardinals’ season was very much on the line in their Week 7 Sunday Night Football clash with the Seattle Seahawks. At 3-3, Arizona needed a big home win against their NFC West rivals to keep pace in the division race and move back to a winning record after a nightmare start to the season.

The Cardinals completed half of their goal on Sunday night, keeping pace with the Seahawks but unfortunately remaining at .500 with a 6-6 tie in one of the wildest primetime games in recent memory. Several miscues from the kicking game resulted in a heartbreaker for Arizona in a game that was theirs for the taking.

Chandler Catanzaro had a blocked field goal as well as a missed 24-yard chip shot in overtime that prevented Arizona from the win. Kicking blunders and anemic offense were the story of the game for the Cardinals, who just couldn’t put away the Seahawks despite an admirable effort from their defense.

The silver lining for the Cardinals is that the Seahawks also threw away the game with a kicking miscue of their own in overtime. Stephen Hauschka’s miss from inside the red zone kept Catanzaro slightly off the hook for his chip shot miss and sent both teams to the locker rooms with a bittersweet taste of a tie game in their mouths.

About Chase Ruttig

Chase Ruttig is a Canadian sportswriter who covers North American sports for various outlets.