Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray Driving the Playoff Bus
The Arizona Cardinals jumped out to a 16-0 lead early in the game at home over the Philadelphia Eagles thanks to Kyler Murray. Philadelphia never gave up because of how well Jalen Hurts played. Murray threw the game-winning 20-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins in the fourth-quarter as Arizona took down the Eagles by a final score of 33-26.
Kyler Murray was spectacular all day long for the Cardinals. He kept Philadelphia’s defense on edge all game long with his speed, his elusiveness, and his decision making with the football by throwing it.
Murray completed 27-of-36 passes for 406 yards three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 29 yards on eight carries and a touchdown.
Had the Arizona Cardinals lost this football game, the Chicago Bears (7-7) would have jumped into the seventh spot in the NFC because they took down the Minnesota Vikings (6-8).
Kyler Murray is the heartbeat of the Arizona Cardinals. He has taken a big jump in his second season at the quarterback position.
Arizona is one of the most fun watches across the NFL this season because of him, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury.
DeAndre Hopkins caught nine passes for 169 yards receiving and a touchdown. He also rushed for a yard on one carry.
Larry Fitzgerald caught three passes for 35 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Kenyan Drake rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries. He also caught two passes for 14 yards receiving.
Chase Edmonds had 11 carries for 47 yards rushing in this football game. Edmonds and Drake complement Murray well in the backfield.
This team is still a year away from being a serious contender in the NFC. I knew this team was going to be a fun watch in the NFC this season.
Kyler Murray has provided so much energy into this football team in Arizona. They could very well be in the playoffs if they can take care of business in the last two weeks.
Murray is going to be only getting better for years to come as well here. He has changed the franchise and the culture of this football team.
It is amazing what he has done since the Arizona Cardinals drafted Josh Rosen a couple of years ago and he didn’t pan out really well with Steve Wilks. Wilks was a one year wonder as the head coach of Arizona and General Manager Steve Keim saw this from a mile away.
He deserves a ton of credit also for fixing this football team overnight. Kyler Murray has shown some flashes last season and it is a brand new football team this season for the Arizona Cardinals.
This NFL league is catering more towards offense rather than defense. The Arizona Cardinals and Kyler Murray will draw ratings for the NFL for years to come as well here.
The Philadelphia Eagles (4-9-1) will take on the Dallas Cowboys (5-9) on the road next Sunday.
The Arizona Cardinals (8-6) will host the San Francisco 49ers (5-9) this Saturday afternoon.
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