Sunday night. Primetime. Two actual NFL teams. 12 total points. No touchdowns. No winner.
If high school football scores are your thing, last night’s Seahawks/Cardinals 6-6 overtime tie was everything you could have imagined in your wildest dreams.
Through four quarters, Seattle and Arizona engaged in an offensively deficient struggle that was reminiscent of a time when the players wore leather helmets, and the use of the forward pass was considered scandalous witchcraft.
The highlight of the game came during regulation came when Seattle Linebacker Bobby Wagner channeled his inner-Kam Chancellor and hurdled the Arizona line to block a second quarter Chandler Catanzaro field goal, preserving the scoreless tie.
— Tracy Ford (@TFordFSP) October 24, 2016
With the teams deadlocked in a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation, both teams came out firing in overtime. They matched field goals to open the extra period, again knotting the game at 6-6.
The Cardinals then drove into position to attempt a game-winning, 24-yard chip shot field goal for the win. Catanzaro clanged the gimme off the upright. Make it end.
Seattle kicker Steven Hauschka subsequently matched Catanzaro’s choke job when he yanked his own 28-yard field goal wide left. Really?
The game finally ended in a 6-6 tie, due to the merciful foresight of the NFL rules committee. In this retina-scorching tie, there truly were no winners.
Let us never speak of this unpleasantness again.