The cards didn't fall that way, leaving the two squads playing for the second place schedule during the 2012 season and draft position.
It turns out both sides were playing for pride, too.
After a sloppy first half, the Seahawks (7-9) responded in the second half with energy and speed to force overtime with the Cardinals (8-8). Missed opportunities and dropped passes plagued the team throughout the day, though.
The Cardinals rode Larry Fitzgerald on their overtime possession, securing the win with a Jay Feely field goal.
The loss gave the Seahawks their second 7-9 regular season record under Pete Carroll, but there are still some positives for this team looking forward.