Monday, October 24, 2016

The Last 5 Minutes of Seahawks-Cardinals Were So Stupid, and So Fun

[ed. Gets my vote for Worst NFL Game Ever just on the number of penalties. Still, it almost seemed like a real game might break out of this slow motion car wreck at the end. Alas, it was not to be. If you were lucky enough to miss it, here's a short recap:]

Seahawks-Cardinals was the most absurd game of the 2016 NFL season. Looking at the 6-6 final score, you might assume it was really boring. And for the most part, it was! The game went to overtime, and watching it live it was hard not to assume that it was going to end in a tie given how the preceding 60 minutes had gone. Defense ruled. The Seahawks gained just 130 yards of offense in regulation. The Cardinals gained 326, but also had a punt and field goal blocked to allow the Seahawks to hang around.

Then something incredible happened late night, the type of delirious nuttiness that can only occur after you’ve been watching 13 straight hours of football and had just finally started nodding off. Both offenses sprung to life. Players made plays, coaches made weird coaching decisions, and two professional kickers missed kicks they should make more than 90 percent of the time.

Let’s pick up the action with 5:15 left to play.

by Louis Bien , SB Nation | Read more:
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