MVP candidates will go head to head on “Thursday Night Football” in Week 11 when the Seahawks take on the Cardinals.
Kyler Murray led Arizona to a 37-34 overtime victory over Seattle in Week 7, completing 34 of 48 passes for 360 yards and three touchdowns. He ran for 67 yards and an additional score.
Russell Wilson, meanwhile, looked like the MVP frontrunner heading into that game before being outplayed and falling into a subsequent slump. Wilson ran for 84 yards and completed 33 of 50 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns against the Cardinals, but he also threw three interceptions. In three games since then, he’s thrown just six touchdowns to four interceptions and three lost fumbles. He’s coming off his worst game of the season in Week 10 against the Rams, when he completed just 22 of 37 for 248 yards with three giveaways.
Murray has launched himself to the front of the MVP race with his recent play. He’s currently on pace to be the first player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a single season. Murray has more total yards (2,979) and touchdowns (27) than Lamar Jackson had through nine games in 2019, when he was unanimously voted MVP.
Murray definitely doesn’t have the award locked up, though. Wilson is still having a great season, and with the Seahawks (6-3) and Cardinals (6-3) even in the NFC West, their clash could have both playoff and award implications.
Seahawks vs. Cardinals score
Seahawks vs. Cardinals live updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’
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11:02 p.m. — SAFETY. After Murray is flagged for intentional grounding at the Arizona 2-yard line, a holding penalty on J.R. Sweezy in the end zone results in a safety. Seattle now leads 25-21 with 9:18 remaining.
10:59 p.m. — Seahawks punt. The drive stalls out just shy of midfield and Arizona will take over at its 14-yard line with 9:30 remaining. Plenty of time here for the Cardinals to pull ahead.
10:47 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, CARDINALS. Murray finds Chase Edmonds wide open on third and goal for a 3-yard TD toss to trim Seattle’s lead to 23-21 with 13:19 to play in the fourth quarter.
10:43 p.m. — END OF 3Q: Seahawks 23, Cardinals 14. Arizona has it, first and 10 at the Seattle 15-yard line to start the fourth quarter.
10:30 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, SEAHAWKS. Seattle marches right down the field and answers with a 2-yard TD run by Carlos Hyde to extend the lead to 23-14 with 5:20 left in the third quarter.
10:17 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, CARDINALS. Murray hits Dan Arnold over the middle for a 4-yard TD to cut the Seahawks’ lead to 16-14 with 10:07 left in the third quarter. Nice drive to open the second half for Arizona.
10:05 p.m. — Cardinals receive the ball to start the second half. Arizona starts at its 19-yard line.
9:53 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, SEAHAWKS. Wilson hits Metcalf in the facemask with a pass but the receiver can’t haul in the TD. Seattle settles for a 27-yard field goal by Jason Myers to take a 16-7 lead at halftime.
9:41 p.m. — Arizona goes three-and-out. Nice play by K.J. Wright to bring down Murray in the backfield on third and short. Seattle takes over at its 13-yard line with 1:17 remaining.
9:39 p.m. — Seattle punts. Arizona takes over at its 38-yard line with 1:54 to play, two timeouts remaining.
9:36 p.m. — 2-Minute Warning. Seattle comes up short on third down and will have to punt from deep in its own territory when play resumes.
9:31 p.m. — Cardinals punt. Arizona stalls out near midfield and Seattle takes over at its 11-yard line, 3:44 left to play in the half.
9:17 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, SEAHAWKS. Wilson drops in a perfect pass to Tyler Lockett for an 11-yard score. PAT no good, Seattle leads 13-7 with 8:27 remaining in the first half.
9:08 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, CARDINALS. Replay confirms that Kenyan Drake got the ball across the plane before the fumble and it’s a 1-yard TD. It’s tied up at 7-7 with 13:51 remaining in the second quarter.
Murray looked sharp on that drive, especially on this 25-yard completion to Maxx Williams as he was getting hit.
8:58 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Seahawks 7, Cardinals 0. Arizona has it, second and 6 at the Seattle 34-yard line to start the second quarter.
8:54 p.m. — Seahawks go three-and-out. A holding penalty on Seattle center Damien Lewis wipes out a 41-yard pass from Wilson to Metcalf and Seattle has to punt again. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty gives Arizona the ball at the 50-yard line, 1:43 left in the first quarter.
8:47 p.m. — Cardinals go three-and-out. A false start and a blown up screen results in another Arizona punt. Seattle takes over at its 22-yard line, 3:45 left in the first quarter.
8:43 p.m. — Seahawks go three-and-out. Isaiah Simmons sacks Wilson on third down to force a Seattle punt. Arizona takes over at its 36-yard line, 5:57 left in the first quarter.
8:37 p.m. — Cardinals go three-and-out. Kyler Murray can’t quite connect with DeAndre Hopkins on third down and Arizona punts on its first possession. Seattle takes over at its 23-yard line, 8:06 remaining in the first quarter.
8:31 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, SEAHAWKS. Russell Wilson scrambles and finds D.K. Metcalf in the back corner of the end zone for a 25-yard TD. Seattle leads 7-0 with 8:45 left in the first quarter.
8:22 p.m. — Cardinals win the toss. They’ll elect to defer and the Seahawks will get the ball to start.
‘Thursday Night Football’ start time
- Date: Thursday, Nov. 12
- Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET
All Thursday night games throughout the 2020 NFL season will start at 8:20 p.m. ET, now with more TV options thanks to the addition of Fox to the broadcast.
NFL Week 10 schedule
Below is the complete schedule for Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season.
Thursday, Nov. 19
|Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Seahawks vs. Cardinals||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network, fuboTV|
Sunday, Nov. 22
|Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Falcons at Saints||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Eagles at Browns||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Lions at Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Bengals at Washington||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Steelers at Jaguars||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Patriots at Texans||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Titans at Ravens||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Jets at Chargers||4:05 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Dolphins at Broncos||4:05 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Cowboys at Vikings||4:25 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Packers at Colts||4:25 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Chiefs at Raiders||8:20 p.m.||NBC, fuboTV|
Monday, Nov. 23
|Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Rams at Buccaneers||8:15 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|