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Arizona Cardinals Edge Seattle Seahawks, 17-10; Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

December 22nd, 2013 at 6:08 PM
By Steve Smith

'Century Link Field - pitch level' photo (c) 2011, John Seb Barber - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
The Arizona Cardinals have kept their playoff hopes alive in dramatic fashion.

Carson Palmer fired a 31-yard touchdown pass to Michael Floyd with 2:13 remaining in the fourth quarter to boost the Red Birds to a dramatic 17-10 triumph over the Seattle Seahawks this afternoon before a stunned crowd at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Palmer threw four interceptions overall but the veteran QB came up big when it mattered most. The win snapped a 14-game home winning streak for Seattle and lifted the Cardinals to 10-5 as they battle for a NFC playoff berth.

The Seahawks could have clinched home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs but fell to 12-3.

Arizona held Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson to just 108 yards through the air. Wilson completed just 11 of 27 passes with 1 TD and 1 INT.

Floyd's game-winning reception down the left sideline was his lone catch of the day. Andre Ellington and Rashard Mendenhall combined for 127 yards on the ground.

The Cardinals defense sacked Wilson four times and held Marshawn Lynch to just 71 rushing yards. Seattle was held to just 10 first downs.

Jay Feely booted three field goals, including a 46-yarder.

Considering Arizona lost, 58-0 last season in Seattle, this was an outstanding victory in the toughest venue to play in the NFL.

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Tags: Andre Ellington, Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Carson Palmer, Football, Jay Feely, Michael Floyd, NFL, Rashard Mendenhall, Russell Wilson

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