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Video: Cardinals’ Budda Baker INT and 90-yard return cause scoreboard swing vs. Seahawks

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Although Russell Wilson has been exceptional this season, even the best have their mistakes. Wilson threw an interception on the goal line after looking for Chris Carson in the flats. Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker read the play beautifully, heading down the sideline for a 90-yard return all the way to the Seattle 10-yard line.

Baker looked to be off to the races, but DK Metcalf gave one of the most incredible efforts you’ll ever see to stop the defensive touchdown. Metcalf showcased his ridiculous speed, hitting the open field to make up on a sizeable gap for the tackle. He might be the best athlete in the NFL right now.


The Cardinals did not capitalize on the score at all after being stopped on fourth down on the one-yard line. Even though Baker didn’t reach the end zone, it wouldn’t be fair to undermine his incredible play.

Budda Baker has consistently been one of the best safeties in the league over the last few years. Last year, the Cardinals’ freak athlete had 147 tackles—4th most in the NFL— as the only safety in the top 10. He also led the league in solo tackles with 104.

Knowing how well Budda Baker could tackle, the Cardinals offered him a massive four-year deal worth $59 million, making him the highest-paid safety in the NFL.

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