If you were expecting a high-scoring affair between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks, then you were misinformed. With two strong defensive teams a high-scoring affair was not on the menu. So far, in one quarter, it is holding true. Seattle took advantage of a Ryan Williams fumble and John Skelton led the Cardinals on an effective scoring drive, each team kicking a short field goal to make the score 3-3 after one quarter.
Seattle got the ball first and was aided by a pass interference penalty on Patrick Peterson that went for 28 yards. But the defense stiffened after that forced a 50-yard field goal that Calais Campbell tipped.
Two plays into the Cardinals' first drive Ryan Williams, who started at running back in place of Beanie Wells, was ruled to have fumbled and recovered by Brandon Mebane. It looked like Williams might have already been down, but replays were not conclusive, and Seattle took over.
They went seven plays and Steven Haushka hit from 27 yards to give the Seahawks the lead.
The Cardinals took over and behind Andre Roberts got down inside the five-yard line. Roberts caught two passes for 26 yards and ran the ball for 15 yards on an end-around. John Skelton looked very good on the drive, completing 4-7 passes, but could not find the endzone.
Jay Feely hit from 21 yards to tie the score and that is how the first quarter ended.
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Seattle's first drive ended on missed 50 yard FG,
After williams fumbled (or not) seattle goes for 27 yd score