Cardinals Lose Season Finale to Seahawks, 38-30, but Earn Five Seed in Playoffs

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Cardinals Lose Season Finale to Seahawks, 38-30, but Earn Five Seed in Playoffs

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Cardinals Lose Season Finale to Seahawks, 38-30, but Earn Five Seed in Playoffs

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Rashaad Penny rushed for 190 yards, including a 62-yard dagger to the endzone late in the fourth to ice the game as the Seattle Seahawks pulled out the 38-30 win.

The Arizona Cardinals came into the game needing to win to have a chance at the NFC West title, as they also needed some help from the San Francisco 49ers versus the Los Angeles Rams. The 49ers did win, but the Cardinals could not pull out the win at home.

The Cardinals fell to 3-5 at home as their struggles in their home stadium continued. The defense had no answers for the Seattle run game. Furthermore, the Cardinals are the first team in NFL history to lose six games after starting the season 7-0. 

Russell Wilson looked very good, completing 15 passes on 26 attempts for 238 yards and accounted for four total touchdowns. Tyler Lockett was the recipient of two of his three pass touchdowns, hauling in 98 yards on five receptions. 

The game was back-and-forth, with both offenses exchanging blows on tired defenses. 

Kyler Murray looked better in terms of limiting his mistakes, completing 240 yards on 28 completions in 39 attempts. However, he was sacked five times for 53 yards. James Conner led the rushing attack with 52 yards and a touchdown as well as 41 yards and another touchdown in the pass game. Conner was knocked out of the game late, however, after he took a hard hit to the side as he caught a pass in the fourth quarter. Zach Ertz led the receiving game with 84 yards.

The Cardinals enter the playoffs for the first time in six seasons, as they travel to Los Angeles to play the Rams in the wild card round. The Cardinals hope to become healthier, as seven players were on the inactive list heading into the game. 

Anthony Ravasio is a writer for TWSN and a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. In his downtime, you can find Anthony watching sports, enjoying his time with friends or family, or tracking his bets on Action (or all three at once). You can find TWSN on Twitter @TWSN___ and Instagram @twsn___. You can find Anthony on Twitter @anthonyravasio or Instagram @ravasiosports as well.

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