After losses last week, the late-season playoff hopes of both the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals were crushed, setting up a meaningless season finale between two division rivals who each want to get to 8-8 to end the season.
It was clear how the host Cardinals felt about the game when they elected to sit Kevin Kolb, who is still displaying symptoms of his last concussion, as well as running back Beanie Wells and safety Kerry Rhodes.
The Cardinals played hard, but so did the Seahawks. At the end of four quarters, the score was still tied at 20-20, sending the game into overtime before a Jay Feely field goal secured a 23-20 win for Arizona.
In the end, the Cardinals were able to emerge victorious, ending their season on a hugely positive note.
Over the next six slides, we’ll take one last look at the lessons we have learned about the 2011-12 Arizona Cardinals during their final game of the season.