NFL Sunday Night Football featured a great matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals, but sadly, the game ended up being the complete opposite.
The Seahawks and Cardinals boast two of the best defenses in the league. As a result, it wasn’t surprise that the game was low-scoring… but 3-3 at the end of the fourth quarter? Not too thrilling. But it did technically mean that Sunday Night Football featured some “free football”.
FREE FOOTBALL IN ARIZONA! #SEAvsAZ
— NFL (@NFL) October 24, 2016
While the NFL was so pumped it felt the need to turn on caps lock, people on Twitter weren’t quite as excited for free football.
@NFL we don't want it
— mikey 14-5
@NFL ha! Even Seattle/Arizona fans don't want more of this…
— Benj Haisch (@benjhaisch) October 24, 2016
@NFL but what if we don't want it
— Steph (@stephaniedmv) October 24, 2016
@NFL Thanks but no thanks
— Gardner Royce (@KWCHGardner) October 24, 2016
— Depressed Giants fan (@EliToOBJ) October 24, 2016
@NFL I think you should pay US for this….
— Stubborn Sue (@spunk72) October 24, 2016
While most of the responses were the generic “no thanks” or “pay us for this,” some included scorching hot takes.
Eventually the two teams went to overtime and Arizona took a quick lead on a field goal. Sadly for fans, Seattle tied it up shortly after.
This is like a January playoff game in minus-10 degree weather only they're in Arizona.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 24, 2016
Of course Seattle ties it. Of course. This is what we deserve. pic.twitter.com/lCqaJUTIet
— Ken Fang (@fangsbites) October 24, 2016
If this ends in a tie, it'll be the lowest-scoring tie in 43 years. That's, like, the #NFL's nightmare.
— Brad Gagnon (@Brad_Gagnon) October 24, 2016
Sadly for the NFL, the next two games after tonight aren’t too promising either. Monday Night Football features the Denver Broncos hosting the JJ Watt-less Houston Texans, and Thursday Night Football should be a barn burner between the 3-4 Tennessee Titans and 2-4 Jacksonville Jaguars.