The Seattle Seahawks still had a pulse in the final minutes for the Week 11 matchup against the Cardinals. With Arizona breathing down their necks on a 3rd and goal and with a 3-point lead, the next stop was critical.
The Seahawks prevented the touchdown on that play, but safety Jamal Adams was flagged for a pass interference call on a Zach Ertz target that virtually ended the game. On the very next play, touchdown Cardinals.
Adams was vocal after the contest about the crucial error that pushed Seattle's deficit to two scores.
“I put my hand on him a little bit, hooked him a little bit,” said the Seahawks safety. “Obviously I can’t have that penalty late in the game and hurt the team. … When 10 guys do their job and one doesn't, that play can happen.”
The Seahawks are now in a hole they may not be able to get out. With Seattle's latest loss to the Cardinals, they drop to 3-7 and stare at a near-insurmountable climb to get back to the playoff picture.
“We are in a storm right now,” said the Seahawks defender. “Got to keep fighting, got to keep going. At the end of the day we're pros and we got a job to do. We've got to keep fighting.”
With just seven games left in the season, the Seahawks need to stay near-perfect the rest of the way.