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Arizona Cardinals get win in home finale over Cleveland Browns

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NFL: Cleveland Browns at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It was what we have been waiting for all season and for the first time this year, the Arizona Cardinals looked like a team that not only knew how to play, but knew how to win.

They did so in dominant fashion, with a 38-24 win over the Cleveland Browns.

After a completely lopsided loss to the Los Angeles Rams following a bye week, then a heart-breaker where your rookie quarterback played his worst career game, you saw a team that looked confident.

You saw a team that put up 35 points on offense and was efficient in a variety of ways.

Kenyan Drake was phenomenal and Kliff Kingsbury was rewarded in his faith.

Drake had 22 carries for 137 yards and four touchdowns in a game the Cardinals finished with 226 yards rushing in a dominant performance.

Kyler Murray was on point today. He had one bad throw on an interception, but he finished 19/25 for 212 yards one touchdown and one interception.

He completely outplayed Baker Mayfield, who put up a bulk of his yards at the end in some garbage time work.

It was the Cardinals defense that deserves the praise today.

They were awful against a great running back in Nick Chubb, but they were able to contain the Browns passing game and kept Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry in check. Something no one expected.

It is the fourth win of the 2019 season, which means a step up in wins and a step down in losses from last year.

With the 445 yards of offense, it is the fourth game this season with over 400 total yards of offense. They had zero games last year with over 400 yards and only one game in 2017.

That was what Kliff Kingsbury promised.

Vance Joseph finally delivered on his promise to give a good defense to back it.

Way to go, Cardinals!