For whatever reason, high anxiety is the recipe for the Arizona Cardinals season as they prevented their own Hail Mary loss in an exciting 33-26 victory.
For the second time this season they struggled to contain a rookie quarterback in his second start, but the offense put up a ton of yards, and enough points to pull it out late.
It wasn’t easy, as Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins each had a redzone turnover, the Cardinals first of the season.
Kyler Murray had an amazing first half, then he hit a lull including one of the worst interceptions you’ll see from a quarterback this year, but he came back and lead a touchdown drive that featured a reminder of how dominant of a player DeAndre Hopkins is.
Hopkins had nine catches for 169 yards and one of the best touchdown catches of the year.
Earlier on the drive, he had a 44 yard catch and run on third down that set up the touchdown.
Murray finished with 406 yards and three touchdowns on the day.
The Cardinals never make things easy, but the offense and defense made plays late when they needed to.
Dennis Gardeck finished with two sacks, Haason Reddick with a sack and Leki Fotu had a sack as well as the Cardinals were able to find plays on defense when needed.
The Cardinals sit at 8-6 with two games against the NFC West to finish things off.
Great work by Jalen Hurts today. Murray and Hurts should excite fans about the future of the quarterback position.