Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Seahawks and Cardinals Game Ends Kickerless

The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals played Sunday evening and ended the game in a 6-6 time, which is surprising but it also isn’t that rare. Now, an NFL game that ended in a tie without either team scoring a touchdown is rare. As a matter of fact, it is rarer than a perfect game in the MLB. Before Sunday, a tie game that ended with no touchdowns being scored had never happened since the advent of sudden death overtime in 1974. They each kicked 2 field goals, and it was what we call a defense type game.  You may be wondering what I meant by the title when I said it ended kickerless. It is put that way because in overtime, the game came down to both kickers getting a chance to kick and win the game for their team. It started with Arizona’s kicker, Chandler Catanzaro, who had an easy chip shot to take the lead and win, but the kick was just a bit left, banging off the field goal bar. Then Seattle drove and gave Steven Hauschka a chance to win the game, but the kick was just wide left and was nowhere near close. This ended the game in a 6-6 tie. -Zach Dawson

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