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NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Hundley led the Arizona Cardinals on a 78-yard touchdown scoring drive in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks. Yet, against a defense ranked 32 is pass defense and total defense coming into Week 16, Russell Wilson wasn’t able to match that output.

Let that sink in.

Hundley relieved Kyler Murray in the third quarter after the rookie suffered a hamstring injury. Even with Jamarco Jones getting his first full-game action at left tackle for an injured Duane Brown and the Seahawks down to their fourth-string running back Travis Homer, it doesn’t seem like a lot to ask from the quarterback tied for the lead in game-winning drives coming into the second to last week of the season.

Mookie Alexander joins the Field Gulls Podcast to talk about all of the frustration with the loss, some of the conservative decisions made in the game, and the impact of the injuries on both side of the football. C.J. Prosise, after carrying the football 26 times in the 2019 season, is now done for the year. Chris Carson has a hip injury and it sounds like he is done for the year. So how is Marshawn Lynch feeling about coming out of retirement?

Chandler Jones had a huge game for the Cardinals, accounting for four of the five Russell Wilson sacks. He also forced a David Moore fumble that ended the Seahawks third best drive of the day.

On defense for the Seahawks, the highlight was the blocked field goal attempt by Rasheem Green. While it was a big play, it led up to one of the most frustrating play calls of the entire night on third and goal.

However, even in the loss, the Seahawks have an opportunity to win the division with a Week 17 win over the San Francisco 49ers. They’ll face a 49ers defense that is allowing more that 31 points per game in December. Seattle hasn’t lost when they’ve had two consecutive weeks at home since 2008.

If they do lose to the 49ers, they’ll take their franchise best 7-1 record on the road to most likely face either the Philadelphia Eagles or Dallas Cowboys.

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