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Kyler Murray has career-high 380 yards as Arizona Cardinals snap losing streak – Arizona Cardinals Blog

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All week there was talk around the Arizona Cardinals that Sunday’s game against the New York Jets was a “must-win.”

For a 2-2 team in early October, it seemed a bit hyperbolic. But for the Cardinals, it wasn’t. They needed to beat the winless Jets, one of the worst teams in football, to stay relevant in the tough NFC West and they needed to do it in a convincing fashion to prove they have what it takes to keep chasing a playoff berth this season.

Then second-year quarterback Kyler Murray went to work.

Murray helped the Cardinals (3-2) avoid a three-game losing streak with his arm and legs, throwing for a career-high 380 yards in a 30-10 win against the Jets (0-5), a week after he threw for 133 yards.

He diced apart the Jets’ secondary with a variety of throws, including a 37-yard touchdown pass to wideout DeAndre Hopkins with 8:35 left in the game that was as beautiful as it was accurate. Of Murray’s 380 yards, 131 went to Hopkins, who had his third 130-yard game as a Cardinal. He didn’t have any last season.

Murray also showed off his touch in the third quarter with a perfectly placed pass to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who hauled it in with one hand.

Murray wasn’t just productive, he was accurate, completing 27 of 37 passes for one touchdown and an interception.

The win keeps Arizona in the hunt for the postseason, including a shot at the NFC West title.

Describe the game in two words: Rebound game. The Cardinals came off two bad losses with a fairly good all-around showing, but Sunday’s game showed there’s still work to be done if Arizona wants to keep winning.

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Kyler Murray has career-high 380 yards as Cardinals snap losing streak – NFL Nation

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All week there was talk around the Arizona Cardinals that Sunday’s game against the New York Jets was a “must-win.”

For a 2-2 team in early October, it seemed a bit hyperbolic. But for the Cardinals, it wasn’t. They needed to beat the winless Jets, one of the worst teams in football to stay relevant in the brutally tough NFC West and they needed to do it in a convincing fashion to prove they have what it takes to keep chasing a playoff berth this season.

Then second-year quarterback Kyler Murray went to work.

Murray helped the Cardinals (3-2) prevent a three-game winning streak with his arm and legs, throwing for a career-high 380 yards in a 30-10 win against the Jets (0-5), a week after he threw for 133 yards.

He diced apart the Jets’ second with a variety of throws, including a 37-yard touchdown throw to wideout DeAndre Hopkins with 8:35 left in the game that was as beautiful as it was accurate. Of Murray’s 380 yards, 131 went to Hopkins, who had his third 130-yard game as a Cardinal. He didn’t have any last season.

Murray also showed off his touch in the third quarter with a perfectly placed pass to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who hauled it in with one hand.

Murray wasn’t just productive, he was accurate, completing 27 of 37 passes for one touchdown and an interception.

The win keeps Arizona in the hunt for the postseason, including a shot at the NFC West title.

Describe the game in two words: Rebound game. The Cardinals came off two bad losses with a fairly good all-round showing, but Sunday’s game showed there’s still work to be done if Arizona wants to keep the

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College football rankings: Oklahoma falls into The Bottom 25 after losing second straight game

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25. Louisville 1-2 The Cardinals had last weekend off and hung steady on the edge of our rankings. This week it’s a road game against No. 19 Georgia Tech. (Last Week: 25) 24. Oklahoma 1-2 I wrote a bit about my biggest problem with Oklahoma during its loss to Iowa State on Saturday already. Here, I’ll just say that I do not expect Oklahoma to hang around The Bottom 25 for long, but it’s also not out of the question to think this team could lose its next two games against Texas and TCU if it doesn’t get its act together. (Not Ranked) 23. Wake Forest 1-2 The Deacs got into the win column by beating up on Campbell 66-14, but that’s not enough to get out of The Bottom 25. A win this weekend against Virginia might be. (10) 22. Texas State 1-3 My Beloved Bobcats had the weekend off and will be back on the road Saturday against Troy. This game will be the third of five consecutive road games for the Bobcats. (23) 21. Arkansas State 1-2 The Red Wolves returned to action against Coastal Carolina after having two games postponed, and looked like a team that hadn’t played in a while. The Chanticleers put a 52-23 beatdown on them. This week it’s a makeup date with Central Arkansas. (NR) 20. South Alabama 1-2 The Jaguars’ game against Troy was postponed due to COVID-19 (boy, I’m getting sick of having to type that) but this week, they’ll be on a scheduled bye before playing No. 22 Texas State on Oct. 17. (21) 19. Georgia Tech 1-2 The Yellow Jackets had the week off to think about their two losses since beating Florida State. This week they’ll square off with No. 25 Louisville in an ACC Bottom 25