Cardinals Season of Catching Breaks Continues in Win Over Seahawks

Matthew JohnsonNovember 21, 2021
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2021 has become the season of catching breaks for the Arizona Cardinals. Now, mind you, they’re still very good and had a much better game plan for backup quarterback Colt McCoy to work with on Sunday against Seattle (as compared to Week 10’s disaster against Carolina). But good teams don’t become great without catching a few breaks along the way. Just ask last year’s Phoenix Suns team that reached the NBA Finals.

In a 23-13 win over the Seahawks, the game took a wild swing of momentum in the Cardinals favor in the third quarter when it appeared McCoy’s pass was intercepted by Seattle defensive back Sidney Jones. After review, officials overturned the call saying the ball hit the ground. That was the break the Cardinals needed. Arizona punted and forced Seattle deep into their own territory instead of having the ball inside the Cardinals 11 yard line.

The Cardinals have had the breaks fall their way in just about every win so far this season–and oh by the way, this was win number nine on the season, locking up the first winning season since 2015.

  • They got a scheduling break by facing Derrick Henry in Week 1.
  • Vikings kicker Greg Joseph let the Cardinals off the hook by sailing a game-winning attempt wide right.
  • Jacksonville opted for the worst timed trick play attempt of all time.
  • San Francisco kept trying to go for it on fourth down in the first meeting.
  • Cleveland could not stop committing dumb penalties.

And now this latest overturned interception in Seattle. Old school rapper Kurtis Blow would want you to know that these are the breaks.

It’s the season of breaks for the Arizona Cardinals and we’re here for it.

The Cardinals hit the bye week at 9-2, leading the NFC West division and the top seed in the NFC (if the playoffs started today) and own the best record in the NFL. The next time we’ll see them in action is Sunday, December 5 at Chicago.