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Follow live: Field goal puts Cardinals on the board

After two straight victories, Arizona has a chance to close to within a half-game of the NFC West lead.

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Players recall how the biggest plays of Week 7 went down

Ryan Fitzpatrick leaves the bench to become a hero; Adam Vinatieri adds another record to his legacy; A.J. Green makes a miracle catch; Damien Williams gets a little help from his Dolphins into the end zone. Listen to the stars describe the big moments.

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3hDan Graziano

The clock is ticking on the Vikings

Every time Sam Bradford drops back to pass, it's one one-thousand, two one-thousand -- a ticking clock until he gets hit. And thus, the Vikings' season is a season in jeopardy.

Gordon hits pay dirt three times against Falcons (0:35)
Brady finds Gronk for 36-yard touchdown (0:20)
Fitzpatrick says owner, GM and coach stopped believing in him (0:24)
Green comes down with incredible Hail Mary TD catch (0:42)
Ware takes bubble screen to the house (0:27)
Vikings and Eagles have ugly first quarter (0:31)
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7hTom Hamilton

Twickenham passes the NFL test

For the first time in 107 years, Twickenham played host to a new sport. Tom Hamilton assesses the NFL experience at the home of England Rugby.

Collins weaves around Rams' offense for pick-six (0:48)
Goodell should try being the life of the party (1:05)


Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The first half of the Seahawks-Cardinals game produced some defensive teaching tape. Just look at the tackling, the pass rush, the technique in the secondary, etc. These two defenses play fast. That starts with eye discipline and formation recognition. Tough to move the ball consistently tonight. Arizona takes a 3-0 lead into the locker room.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks punted on all five offensive possessions as they went into halftime trailing the Cardinals, 3-0. They managed 47 yards of total offense and two first downs. The Seahawks were 0-for-5 on third down. Look for them to try and get the run game going in the second half. Christine Michael carried four times for 15 yards in the first two quarters.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' defense has looked excellent in the first half, holding the Seahawks to no points but Arizona's offense isn't capitalizing on the defense's prowess, taking just a 3-0 lead at halftime. Seattle has rushed for just 13 yards and Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has thrown for just 34 yards. The Cardinals have turned to David Johnson often during the first half, involving him on 19 of 45 first-half plays.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons didn't convert the fourth-and-1 play they needed in a 33-30 overtime loss to the Chargers. But in the big picture, the Falcons need to clean up their defensive issues before quarterbacks such as Aaron Rodgers and Carson Palmer come to town and carve them up.


Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

That famous tackling video the Seahawks make? I don't think that Jeremy Lane effort will be on the next edition.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Not to be belabor the issue, but it's amazing to see Seahawks QB Russell Wilson basically a sitting duck in the pocket. He clearly doesn't trust his ability to move as usual, and the entire Seahawks offense looks affected.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was 1-of-10 with two INTs when throwing between 11-20 yards past the line of scrimmage. He entered the day completing 51.1 percent of those passes with one INT.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacquizz Rodgers' 97 rushing yards after contact (154 total) were the third-most of any player in the NFL this season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. The Niners gave up 119 total rush yards after contact today, the most they've given up in a single game in the last five seasons.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals RB David Johnson has been involved on 17 of the Cardinals' 36 offensive plays – 12 runs and five catches – in the first half. He was targeted two other times. Heavy, heavy workload for the second-year back.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Also, when a player jumps over the line in an attempt to block a field goal or extra point, he is allowed to have "incidental" contact with the person he is jumping over. The NFL rule book defines "incidental" as "little to no contact." Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner's foot hit the back of Cardinals long snapper Aaron Brewer. Referee Terry McAulay ruled that contact to be incidental.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Carson Palmer makes a heads-up play by flipping ball to David Johnson as he was about to get sacked. Johnson gained 6 yards on the play to give Cardinals a first down.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs RB Jacquizz Rodgers: "That's what this team is about -- never giving in, fighting, playing four quarters. Coming out here we knew it was gonna be a four-quarter game, a 60-min game. Our job was to keep plugging, keep plugging and come away with this victory like we did."


Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

The San Diego Chargers are forging an identity on defense, holding the high-powered Atlanta Falcons' offense to just a field goal in the second half and overtime in the team's road victory.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Per NFL SVP of officiating Dean Blandino, the Seahawks' blocked field goal was legal. In order for Bobby Wagner to have been called for a "leaping" penalty, he would have had to land on a Cardinals player when he jumped over the line. He did not.


Slow start for both offenses tonight. ARI: Punt SEA: Punt ARI: Punt SEA: Punt ARI: Punt SEA: Punt ARI: Blocked FG