clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after win over Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

What a season it has been for Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.

The young quarterback was again named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after his career game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

From the team:

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has been named the “NFC Offensive Player of the Week” for his performance in last Sunday’s 33-26 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Selected to the Pro Bowl on Monday, this is Murray’s fourth career “Offensive Player of the Week” award and third this season (Week 5 at NYJ, Week 7 vs. Seattle). He is the first player in team history to be named “Player of the Week” three times in a single season and his three “Player of the Week” selections this year are the second-most in the NFL behind only Buffalo’s Josh Allen (4).

Murray’s four career “Offensive Player of the Week” selections trail only Kurt Warner (five) for the most in team history.

It is Arizona’s sixth “Player of the Week” selection this season and the second consecutive week a Cardinals player was chosen after linebacker Haason Reddick earned defensive honors following the Week 14 win over the Giants. The last time the Cardinals had more than six “Player of the Week” selections in a season was 2009 (seven).

Last week against the Eagles, Murray completed 27-of-36 pass attempts (75.0%) for a career-high 406 yards, three TDs and a 127.8 passer rating, adding 29 yards and a rushing TD on eight carries. His 406 passing yards led the NFL in Week 15 while his three TD passes tied for the league lead.

Sunday’s victory was Murray’s ninth game this season with both a passing and rushing TD, the most in a single season in NFL history. He now has 11 TD runs this season with only two quarterbacks in NFL history having more rushing TDs in a single season: Cam Newton (14 in 2011) and Steve Grogan (12 in 1976). The victory over the Eagles also marked Murray’s fourth game this season with a completion percentage of 75.0+ and his fourth game with a passer rating of 125.0+.

For the season, Murray has completed 336-of-497 pass attempts (67.6%) for 3,637 yards, 26 TDs and a 97.1 passer rating. He has also rushed for 741 yards and 11 TDs. He joins Cam Newton (35 passing TDs, 10 rushing TDs in 2015) as the only players in NFL history with 25+ passing TDs and 10+ rushing TDs in a season.

In addition to Murray’s three selections this season and Reddick last week, safety Budda Baker was named “Defensive Player of the Week” following Arizona’s Week 6 win at Dallas while wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was named “Offensive Player of the Week” following the Cardinals win vs. Buffalo in Week 10.