DeAndre Hopkins catches a prayer from Kyler Murray to give Cardinals’ last-second win

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It appeared the game was going to end with a Josh Allen comeback after he hit a Stefon Diggs for a 21-yarder with 34 seconds left. That gave the Bills a 30-26 lead.

It was too much time for Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins.

With 11 seconds left, Murray had to run around to avoid being sacked. He rolled to his left and, while off balance just inside the 50-yard line, unleashed a prayer to the end zone. Hopkins, surrounded by three Bills, outjumped them all and grabbed the pass for a 43-yard game-winner with two seconds remaining.

The Cardinals took an knee on the two-point conversion to prevent any chance of Bills’ points, giving Arizona a dramatic 32-30 win in the game of the year so far.

Murray went 22 of 32 for 245 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He ran for 61 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. That gives him 10 rushing touchdowns this season, including at least one in each of five consecutive games.

Hopkins caught seven passes for 127 yards and the game-winner. Kenyan Drake rushed for 100 yards on 16 carries.

Allen did all he could to deliver a comeback with his two-minute heroics. It was not enough.

Allen went 32-of-49 for 284 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He ran for 38 yards on seven carries.

Diggs caught 10 passes for 93 yards and the score, and Cole Beasley had 11 receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.

50 responses to “DeAndre Hopkins catches a prayer from Kyler Murray to give Cardinals’ last-second win

  1. I’m not a Kyler fan, but the way he escaped, rolled out to the left side, and chucked it 40+ yards into a defensive party without his feet remotely close to being set… The kid has real athleticism.

  2. HAHAHAHHAHAAHA Diggs was talking SO MUCH SMACK on the sidelines after his TD! Hopkins is the best in the game right now. Major kudos to Murray for avoiding the rush and giving his team a chance by heaving it down the field.

    Cardiac Cards!

  3. If your QB
    has 0 playoff wins
    60 fumbles
    7-25 vs teams over 500
    has no heart no desire to win
    started 5-6 in 4 of his first 5 seasons
    Never upset after losing
    hated by teammates
    makes everyone near him worse
    holds ball too long
    ignores open receivers
    Your QB is Carson Wentz

  4. Houston without Hopkins is a tad above the Jets.

    SMH. Can Houston fans sue every person on the Houston Texans who had a hand in trading Hopkins for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

  5. carson wentz went 5-6 in 2018 nick foles took over same roster and made a playoff run with same team that was awful with wentz Carson wentz is poison and makes everyone worse players hate him he has no heart and no desire to win foles won with same team look at 2018 as proof.

  6. Remember when this whole site hated on Kyler to the point of desperate projection?
    Remember when this whole site would downvote people who actually watched Murray play?
    Now you all pretend like it didn’t happen and heap praise on him.
    A bit of Poetic justice

  7. carson wentz went 5-6 in 2018 nick foles took over same roster and made a playoff run with same team that was awful with wentz Carson wentz is poison and makes everyone worse players hate him he has no heart and no desire to win foles won with same team look at 2018 as proof

  8. Bills #21 knocked his own defender off of Hopkins making for an easy catch. If #21 didn’t come flying in, Bills would have defended the pass.

  9. *oof*

    This one was a direct hit to the heart… That was an absolutely insane catch by Hopkins.

    To be honest though, I know the Cards played a *much* better second half – so hats off. Y’all earned this win.

    (Here’s hoping the Bills take their Bye to like…learn that halftime is the time to adjust.)

  10. You have to feel for Texans fans. Between the Hopkins deal and last year’s Tunsil deal, they have given up a lot. As a Miami fan, I will take it as we sit at #6 in next years draft…

  11. That was a great throw and out of this world catch. Murray is unreal, dude is a beast and is going to be an elite NFL QB for a long time in this league. Murray is the main reason AZ’s offense is one of the top 3 elite best offenses in the NFL. Now AZ will actually get a lot of their defense back healthy before their next game which will make a world of differnce. Half of AZ’s starting defense was out last weekend and AZ still almost beat (and should of beat if they didn’t beat themselves) Miami. With a healthy defense with several key figures due back for Thursday nights game that will make a huge difference keeping SEA’s offense out of the end-zone. SEA’s defense is still putrid so my money is on the Hawks having serious trouble in this game, as AZ should again score 30 points minimum. And with SEA losing today it puts them in a terrible position putting them 1 game back from 1st place, if AZ beats them Thursday night they can extend that lead.

  12. Rumor is the Jets are looking at
    Bill O’Brien as their new GM. Jets owners were overheard saying anyone that can make that kind of DeAndre Hopkins trade is our kinda guy!

  13. I’ll give credit to Murray and Hopkins for the amazing play, but why rush anybody against Murray instead of having all defenders guard the end zone? Bills played too conservative in the second half and it cost them.

  14. Would have been nice for the Bills to sweep the tough NFC West. They got lucky in hosting Seattle and LA — unlike the Pats and Jets. They won a game like this against LA. Lost this one.

  15. I can’t think of anyone who has been dealt a cruddier hand than Josh Rosen. He must watch in astonishment week after week wondering what the heck happened to him. On the flip side, the Cards deserve major credit for obviously winning on a gamble a lot of people said would fail. They hired a college coach with a losing record then let him use their 1st overall pick on an undersized QB (who btw was maybe going to play baseball anyways) – and it worked.

  16. I have to admit I was very wrong on what Murray would be as an NFL QB along with what the Cardinals would be this year.

  17. Hey Buffalo it looks like the Patriots still have a shot at another divisional title. You guys are doing EXACTLY what you did last year!! Came out of the gate swinging, and then collapsed like a house of cards

  18. Matthew Giarmo says:
    November 15, 2020 at 8:14 pm
    Would have been nice for the Bills to sweep the tough NFC West. They got lucky in hosting Seattle and LA — unlike the Pats and Jets. They won a game like this against LA. Lost this one.
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    Yeah it’s a good thing because the home crowd and noise is such a factor this year.

  19. Murray pulled a Rodgers. Young man and his team are getting hot at exactly the right time and are currently in 1st place in the NFCW thanks to tie breaker. Heck of a turnaround from last year.

  20. “Buffalo, snatching defeat from victory, since 1997”

    I’m enjoying your inevitable loss to the Ravens tonight. Hope you enjoyed this meaningless potshot as much.

    Meaningless because the Bills are still 7-3 and in 1st place. Where are the Pats again?

    Great game, Cards fans. Never mind the petty, sad Patriots fans on this board.

  21. Bills boarded the bus a bit to early and gagged. That’s why they will always be a pretender unfortunately.

  22. longtermbuffalonian says:

    (Here’s hoping the Bills take their Bye to like…learn that halftime is the time to adjust.)

    Well done sir – a shot over the bow about the coaches inability to make superior halftime adjustments – AZ made great adjustments – BFL made none. I lay this egg on the coaching staff. AZ jammed the line and receivers and that – for the most part -ended the O game for BFL. Coaches had no answer.

  23. Dear Houston

    We’re sending chips and a drink to go with that $5 footlong that we sent you for Hopkins

    Regards,
    Arizona

  24. jason6271 says:
    November 15, 2020 at 7:44 pm
    carson wentz went 5-6 in 2018 nick foles took over same roster and made a playoff run with same team that was awful with wentz Carson wentz is poison and makes everyone worse players hate him he has no heart and no desire to win foles won with same team look at 2018 as proof.

    ——

    It must suck being a Dallas fan .

  25. atwatercrushesokoye says:
    November 15, 2020 at 8:18 pm
    I have to admit I was very wrong on what Murray would be as an NFL QB along with what the Cardinals would be this year.
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    Thank you! It has not been easy being a Cardinals fan with this group.
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    tm05 says:
    November 15, 2020 at 7:41 pm
    Now I see why Murray went number 1.
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    Thank you! Now everyone will see why Murray will be the next MVP.
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    GREAT game Buffalo!!! You are the reason this win for the Cardinals is so profound.

  26. I went from being absolutely devastated to being overjoyed in a 34 second span, what a game. Love my Cards! Not sure why all the Bills hate, they are the real deal. I love their fans too, absolute class. I hope the Bills and Dolphins own that division for the foreseeable future.

  27. maximusintoxicus says:
    November 15, 2020 at 10:47 pm
    Best play I have seen in years.
    ***********************************************
    Best play I have seen in real time since Doug Flutie to Phelan in the 80s.

  28. Tough loss for the Bills. They struggled down the stretch, but got it together and took the lead at the end. They are talented enough to make it to the Super Bowl, they just need to be more consistent.

  29. Game should’ve not come down to the hail Mary. Allen threw two picks and there could’ve been four. Before the season started Bill’s fans and local media ( I live upstate ny) thought the AFC East was theirs for the taking because Brady left NE. Not so fast, Allen is way too inconsistent and sometimes even sloppy. Miami will be the division winners.

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