The Cardinals are now 9-0, with four straight victories over division rivals.
The offense has been dominant.
The defense has been the best in the league.
The Cardinals’ first-half comeback on Sunday was one of the best comeback performances in NFL history.
The Seahawks’ defense was arguably the best of the year, but it couldn’t get to the quarterback on that fourth-quarter drive, and they couldn’t keep it in.
So, in the end, the Cardinals got a win.
It was a little weird for a while, because there were a couple of times in the first half where you’d think, Oh, well, the defense’s been great, so that’s not that big a deal.
But you look at the stats, and it’s just the opposite.
The Rams’ defense had given up seven touchdowns, a league-high, and had allowed a league worst 3,934 yards rushing.
They were held to a combined 8-for-32 passing.
The Broncos, who were just a touchdown away from getting blown out by the Seahawks, had lost four straight and were coming off a 31-17 loss at Minnesota.
Denver had three of its five interceptions on third down and were also forced to punt the ball after the fourth quarter.
But the Cardinals’ offense was able to find the open receiver on third and goal from the 1, and quarterback Carson Palmer hit a 39-yarder that put Arizona up 27-0.
The crowd was roaring and the Cardinals took a 27-7 lead on the first possession of the second half.
Palmer finished the first quarter with 10 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown.
He finished with two interceptions, two rushing touchdowns and two touchdowns on the ground.
The other three came on third-and-long or in the red zone.
It’s really a remarkable stat, when you think about it, the fact that Carson Palmer has thrown two touchdowns, two interceptions and two rushing scores against the Cardinals.
He’s just a guy who is extremely physical.
He runs hard.
He throws it hard.
And he’s a good quarterback.
And it just goes to show you how important a quarterback you can be.
He just makes you play.
The next thing you know, he’s throwing a fourth-down pass to Andre Ellington.
That’s what you do when you’re playing in the playoffs.
It wasn’t a great first half for the Cardinals, but they’ve come a long way.
They had a chance to tie it up at halftime, but the Broncos answered with a touchdown and a field goal.
Then the Seahawks scored a touchdown to tie things up with a field touchdown.
The final score was a 23-20 Cardinals win.
The score: 23-21.
Seahawks at Cardinals, 1:30 p.m.
ET Sunday, CBS.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.