When Chase Edmonds heard the number, he wanted to double check.
“You said he threw for 380?” he asked. “I didn’t know that. That’s a sneaky 380.”
Quarterback Kyler Murray did indeed throw for 380 yards, a career high, in the Cardinals’ 30-10 win over the Jets on Sunday. He did so connecting with nine different receivers, completing 27 of 37 passes with one touchdown and one interception.
Three of the Cardinals’ four touchdowns came on the ground on a day where the team had 496 net yards on offense. DeAndre Hopkins led all receivers, gobbling up 131 receiving yards on just six catches. He surpassed 9,000 career yards Sunday, the fourth-youngest player in NFL history to reach that mark.
A 37-yard touchdown pass to Hopkins came on the same drive where the wide receiver had a 45-yard catch. With just one defender on him, Hopkins was rightfully confident.
“I like my odds, and I was telling Kyler, ‘Just trust me,’ ” Hopkins said. “I just told him to give me a chance, and let’s work on some things.”
Any slight tweaks by Hopkins and Murray are building off of an already high standard. In three of his five games as Cardinal, Hopkins has had 130 receiving yards or more.
“That one to D-Hop, I didn’t even know if he was gonna catch it,” Murray said. “He shows you time and time again why he’s the best in the league.”
Murray connected early with Christian Kirk. The two have looked comfortable together since Murray entered the league, but Kirk still said Sunday felt like a breakthrough. Kirk finished with 78 yards on five catches, second-most on the team.
“You can just kind of tell when your guys are feeling it,” Murray