Seahawks Vs. Cardinals Final Score: Russell Wilson And Seattle Come Up Short, Losing 20-16

An Andre Roberts touchdown from Kevin Kolb with just under five minutes to play spoiled the Seahawks' season opener, as the Arizona Cardinals escaped with a 20-16 win Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.

The Seahawks started off their scoring with a Steven Hauschka field goal, coming off a Ryan Williams fumble in Arizona territory. The field goal was set up by a Russell Wilson 11-yard connection to Sidney Rice and a Marshawn Lynch 10-yard gain.

Seattle's defense then conceded a 75-yard drive to Arizona's John Skelton that resulted in a Jay Feely chip-shot field goal to tie the game. Arizona drove down the field again to make it 10-3, thanks to Skelton completing four passes for 50 yards and Larod Stephens-Howling punching it in from one yard out.

In the second half, Wilson lost the ball on a fumble and set up another Feely field goal, but then the Seahawks finally marched down the field thanks to a Leon Washington 83-yard kickoff return. Wilson then found Rice for a 10-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 13-10. Richard Sherman then picked off a Skelton throw to set up Hauschka for a 47-yard field goal to tie the game at 13.

In the fourth, it was Washington with another huge play, returning a punt for 52 yards, and then Hauschka put the Seahawks in front 16-13 with a 39-yard field goal. But after Skelton got hurt, Kevin Kolb marched Arizona back down the field on an 80-yard drive, finding Andre Roberts to give Arizona the lead, 20-16. Wilson then drove Seattle back into the Arizona red zone and had multiple chances to capitalize, but came up short on all occasions, throwing five incompletions in the red zone as Seattle's receivers dropped multiple passes.

Talk about the result with Seahawks fans by going to Field Gulls, and talk about the result with Cardinals fans by going to Revenge of the Birds. Hit up the SB Nation NFL hub for more comprehensive pro football coverage.

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