bove all else, Cardinals-Seahawks was painful enough on the eyes to advance the notion that bad prime-time football — not just surreal prime-time politics — is contributing to the NFL’s ratings decline. I mean, who really wanted to watch two kickers secure a tie at the end of overtime by making like a couple of extras off the set of “The Walking Dead?”
How in the world did Arizona’s Chandler Catanzaro miss wide left? And then a few minutes later, how in the world did Seattle’s Steven Hauschka miss really, really wide left? Pete Carroll raised his arms in sweet triumph after the first wayward kick, and then looked like he’d seen a ghost — or at least a replay of Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl interception in this very stadium — after the second.