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Last night at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona, the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals finished the first tie game in the NFL since 2014, when the Carolina Panthers tied with the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, by a score of 37-37.
Last night’s game, which was the first 6-6 tie since 1972, came down to a field goal shootout, with both team’s kickers making a field goal in regulation, making a field goal in overtime, and missing potential game-winning field goals in overtime.
The head coaches of both teams both had different opinions on the performances of their respective kickers. Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll was not upset with his kicker Steven Hauschka, saying “I love him and he’s our guy.” However, Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians was not as chilled out about his kicker Chandler Catanzaro as Pete Carroll was about his, saying “You get paid to make it.”
Carroll’s take was better than Arians’. Hauschka would not have even been able to attempt a kick late in overtime had Catanzaro not missed anyway. Arians should not have acted as mad as he did since it was partially the offense’s fault for failing to score, and kickers are all prone to miss kicks every once in a while.