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Player of the Game in the Arizona Cardinals Week 8 loss to the New Orleans Saints

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

After weeks away from the team due to injury, one wouldn’t be remiss if they expected a rusty showing on top of struggles without their star running back taking the load off of things.

But no so for Christian Kirk. The second year wideout racked up yards through the air and on the ground to the tune of 98 total yards.

It wasn’t the most glamorous day, but the former Aggie was there for the passing attack in a game where the offense was lacking it’s biggest pass catching weapon and others struggled to find separation. More importantly, Kirk provided an outlet for Kyler Murray as he routinely had to scramble away from pressure to get the chains moving.

Kirk’s return couldn’t have been better timed.

The Cardinals need a boost on offense, especially if they are going to be without Chase Edmonds and David Johnson this Thursday.

Great to see Christian Kirk back.