Here is a look at what media around the country are saying following the Seahawks' loss on Sunday.

Seahawks smacked down on clinch plans |ESPN

An opponent playing harder and tougher than Seattle is a surprise. The Seahawks sat in the dressing room afterward saying it didn't matter, and it won t if they win next weekend at home against St. Louis. But one look in the players' faces and it was clear they were stunned. -- Terry Blount

Seahawks' smooth ride gets bumpier after loss to Cardinals |The Seattle Times

As the Seahawks (12-3) rolled through 11 victories in their first 12 games, the closest they came to adversity was dealing with the occasional complaint that they weren t winning impressively enough. Now, they must contend with an actual pattern of lackluster play that has resulted in substandard results. -- Jerry Brewer

Seahawks get the ball but can't do a thing with it |The News Tribune

In the past two weeks, including the 23-0 win over the New York Giants, the Seahawks have stung opposing quarterbacks with nine interceptions, but the Hawks scored only three touchdowns as a result. -- Dave Boling

Are the Seahawks vulnerable at home?|The Seattle Times

Call it the Tiger Woods Syndrome: Once vulnerability is shown, the intimidation factor can be hard to reclaim. In this case, the Cardinals pulled back the curtain on Oz, and revealed a Seattle team that struggled on offense and special teams, unable to capitalize on the four turnovers they were gifted by the Seahawk defense. -- Larry Stone

Cardinals prove they're for real with win over Seahawks |

The Arizona Cardinals know that they could go 11-5 and miss the playoffs. They d have a legitimate argument against the NFL s current division-favored postseason seeding if that happened, especially considering that they ve been one of the league s hottest teams over the last two months. - Doug Farrar

Seahawks' offensive line gets dominated by Cardinals |TheSeattle Times

The most damning evidence against the offensive line: Twice the Seahawks tried to punch in a touchdown from inside the Arizona 2, and twice they were stuffed. -- Jayson Jenks

Takeaways from Seattle's loss to Arizona|Bleacher Report

This has been an alarming trend for Seattle for much of the last two seasons. The Seahawks simply aren't good on offense early in games. This was especially true in this game. The Seahawks had plenty of chances and simply didn't take advantage of any of them. -- Keith Myers

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