Kyler Murray, Cardinals Beat Seahawks in OT Despite Lockett's 200 Yards, 3 TDs

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistOctober 26, 2020

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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The Seattle Seahawks are unbeaten no more. They suffered their first loss to the Arizona Cardinals 37-34 in overtime on Sunday at State Farm Stadium.

Zane Gonzalez made a 48-yard field goal to hand Arizona the win.

The remaining members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins can't pop that champagne just yet since the Pittsburgh Steelers are still without a defeat this season.

Up three points, Pete Carroll gambled and went for it on 4th-and-2 from the Cardinals' 3-yard line in the fourth quarter. Russell Wilson found Tyler Lockett in the back of the end zone, and Lockett somehow dragged his right foot inbounds to complete the catch with 6:50 left.


On 4th and 2... @TDLockett12 with an unreal toe drag TD! #Seahawks 📺: #SEAvsAZ on NBC 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/FSTZl0ocgC https://t.co/saoL7pAXL6

Christian Kirk's eight-yard touchdown catch helped trim Arizona's deficit to three points, and a frantic final possession set up Gonzalez's 44-yard field goal as time expired.

The Seahawks got the ball first in overtime but couldn't put any points on the board. That meant a field goal would be enough for Arizona to win. Gonzalez was in a great position to do just that. His 41-yard attempt sailed wide left, however.

DK Metcalf had a 48-yard touchdown wiped out due to a holding penalty on Seattle's second drive. One play later, Wilson threw an interception to Isaiah Simmons.

Gonzalez had an opportunity for redemption and capitalized.


Notable Performers

Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks: 33-of-50, 388 yards, three touchdowns, three interceptions; six carries, 84 yards

Carlos Hyde, RB, Seahawks: 15 carries, 68 yards, one touchdown

Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks: 15 receptions, 200 yards, three touchdowns

Kyler Murray, QB, Cardinals: 34-of-48, 360 yards, three touchdowns, one interception; 14 carries, 67 yards, one touchdown

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals: 10 receptions, 103 yards, one touchdown

Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals: five receptions, 37 yards, two touchdowns


Murray's One-Man Show is Enough

This was Murray's best showing in his young career. The second-year quarterback was efficient through the air and finished as Arizona's leading rusher.

As if watching their favorite team suffer its sixth defeat wasn't enough, Houston Texans fans got to see DeAndre Hopkins enjoy another big game. They probably didn't share Murray's reaction before he found Hopkins for a 35-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Kyler started smiling when he saw Hopkins in man coverage 😂 @brgridiron (via @thecheckdown) https://t.co/ZhkXamVQqk

No play better encapsulated Murray's tantalizing potential than his five-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. His ability to change direction in tight spaces sets him apart from almost any other quarterback in the league.


Kyler Murray so slippery 🔥 @K1 #RedSea 📺: #SEAvsAZ on NBC 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/FSTZl0ocgC https://t.co/8eEEX3PXkC

Matt Harmon @MattHarmon_BYB

The best way to describe Kyler Murray as a runner is that he routinely pulls off runs in the NFL that if people saw him do it in college football they'd say “well...he’ll never be able to do that in the NFL.”

In general, this game served as an example of where the Cardinals reside relative to the NFL's elite. Arizona has a dynamic offense and is making nice strides on defense.

The franchise is probably another year away from contending for a Super Bowl, but you can't say that with a ton of confidence given how the Cardinals fought back.

Matt Lombardo @MattLombardoNFL

Kyler Murray has a rocket launcher for an arm. It may not be this year, but the #Cardinals have all the pieces to go off on a dominating multi-year run in the NFC West. #NFL

At the very least, this isn't a team anybody will want to play in the playoffs.


Wilson, Lockett Connect for Monster Showing 

For the most part, Wilson's MVP campaign continues apace despite his costly turnover.

There isn't much to say about Wilson that hasn't been said numerous times before. The Seahawks quarterback continues to carry the offense and show why he might be the single most valuable player in the NFL.

Sunday once again raised the question why Carroll doesn't build Seattle's entire offense around deep passes from Wilson.


First play of the game... @DangeRussWilson @TDLockett12 📺: #SEAvsAZ on NBC 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/FSTZl0ocgC https://t.co/V78pbRQoH5


Russell Wilson throws a MOON BALL 🎯 @DangeRussWilson @TDLockett12 📺: #SEAvsAZ on NBC 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/FSTZl0ocgC https://t.co/TomaAHgNew

Computer Cowboy @benbbaldwin

Legitimately no more exciting moment in sports right now than Russell Wilson winding up for a deep ball and the camera beginning to pan downfield

Thanks in part to those heaves down the field, Lockett set a career-high in receiving yards. Throw in his three touchdown grabs and it was a good week to have the 2015 Pro Bowler in your fantasy football lineup.

Wilson threw a pair of interceptions inside Arizona territory, the first of which came at the 3-yard line. Let's take a moment to marvel at DK Metcalf's speed as he chased down Budda Baker to deny Baker a pick-six.


Budda Baker with the HUGE INT and a 90-yard return! #RedSea @Buddabaker32 📺: #SEAvsAZ on NBC 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/FSTZl0ocgC https://t.co/zErIeXiklE

Metcalf's speed is well known, but it was something special to see him put it to use like that.

Next Gen Stats @NextGenStats

D.K. Metcalf reached 22.64 MPH and traveled 114.8 yards to chase down Budda Baker on his 90-yard interception return (Baker's top speed: 21.27 MPH). This was the 2nd-fastest speed reached on a tackle this season. #SEAvsARI | #Seahawks | #RedSea https://t.co/nyX0Y16LQz

Mina Kimes @minakimes

how the hell did DK catch him my gawd

Field Yates @FieldYates

DK Metcalf = NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

The second-year wideout really did save six points, too, because the Cardinals turned it over on downs after failing to convert a 4th-and-3 from the Seahawks' 3-yard line.


What's Next?

The Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 1 at 4:25 p.m. ET in a matchup that's likely to have implications in the NFC West race. The Cardinals are off in Week 8 and return to the field Nov. 8 at home to the Miami Dolphins.