Well that was fun.
The Arizona Cardinals looked great on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball in their opening half of the 2021 NFL season and took a commanding 24-6 lead into the half.
Kyler Murray only played nine snaps on offense in the preseason and you can tell.
He only was able to muster up 15/22 for 201 yards and two touchdowns, plus an additional touchdown on the ground, plus an early contender for play of the year. He definitely needed more preseason work.
The Cardinals defense looks like they have some juice. Chandler Jones welcomed himself back to the NFL with three first quarter sacks, J.J. Watt looks spry and Corey Peters is finally able to take one-on-one blocks again and still has some juice.
Now, the important part for the Cardinals, finishing the second half like they started the game.
Chase Edmonds - 5 carries 26 yards
James Conner - 5 carries 16 yards
DeAndre Hopkins - 5 catches 73 yards 2 touchdowns
Rondale Moore - 2 catches 30 yards
A.J. Green - 2 catches 25 yards
Christian Kirk - 3 catches 33 yards