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Arizona Cardinals get first win of the Kliff Kingsbury era in 26-23 win over Cincinnati Bengals

Arizona Cardinals v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

They made it closer than it needed to be, but in the end it is the first win of the Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray era as the Arizona Cardinals escape on a last second field goal for a 26-23 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Kyler Murray was dynamic, finishing with 253 yards passing, 93 yards rushing and a touchdown.

David Johnson had a game, finishing with 91 yards rushing and 65 yards receiving and we saw the emergence of Chase Edmonds in this game and the Cardinals are much more of a rushing team at this point than a throwing team.

Much of that stems from the fact that they just lack talent at the wide receiver position outside of Larry Fitzgerald.

Fitz finished the day with six catches for 58 yards and had two catches wiped off the board because of penalties.

Defensively, this team is still a mess.

On the final touchdown drive for the Bengals that tied the game at 23, the last two pass plays Jordan Hicks and Budda Baker were on the only good WR for the Bengals in Tyler Boyd. That’s on the DC and no one else.

The Cardinals have to figure that out.

But, for a week we can at least enjoy the fact that the Arizona Cardinals are 1-3-1 and not anywhere near the worst team record wise in the league.

Talent wise, the difference may be Kyler Murray and Chase Edmonds.

That works in games like this.

The offense finished with over 500 yards on offense for the first time since 2015.

Offensively, things were good outside of the redzone.

Which continues to be an issue.

Yet, a win is a win.

Go Cardinals!