Kyler Murray named NFC offensive player of the week

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Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray set a career high in passing yards against the Eagles last Sunday and the team needed every last one of them to get their eighth win of the season.

Murray’s final pass attempt of the game was a 20-yard strike that wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught for a go-ahead touchdown with just over seven minutes left to play. The Eagles would threaten to tie the score, but the Cardinals held on for a 33-27 victory.

Murray ended the day 27-of-36 for 406 yards, three touchowns, and an interception. He also ran eight times for 29 yards and his 11th rushing touchdown of the season.

The NFL recognized that effort with the NFC offensive player of the week award on Wednesday. It’s the third time Murray has taken those honors in what’s been a strong second season for the top pick of the 2019 draft.

9 responses to “Kyler Murray named NFC offensive player of the week

  1. This “award” doesn’t really mean anything if they always give it to the player who just played the Eagles.

  2. Kyler Murray is fools gold. He has ability, especially in favorable matchups, but will be a detriment to his team when they need him in more difficult matchups. I expect his career to follow a similar arc to Marcus Mariotta. Murray will lead his teams to a couple 9-7 fringe playoff contender seasons, then injuries will catch up to him because he has a small frame, and that will lead to teams questioning if they can really win in a sustainable fashion with him. A 9-7 quarterback is great when your franchise has struggled for years, but when expectations become higher and he still produces .500 caliber results, then frustration sets in.

  3. lonespeed says:
    December 23, 2020 at 9:39 am
    Kyler Murray is fools gold. He has ability, especially in favorable matchups, but will be a detriment to his team when they need him in more difficult matchups. I expect his career to follow a similar arc to Marcus Mariotta. Murray will lead his teams to a couple 9-7 fringe playoff contender seasons, then injuries will catch up to him because he has a small frame, and that will lead to teams questioning if they can really win in a sustainable fashion with him. A 9-7 quarterback is great when your franchise has struggled for years, but when expectations become higher and he still produces .500 caliber results, then frustration sets in.
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    Completely disagree with you here. Coming out of the gate in week 1 vs niners this year he looked good up against the defending nfc champs. And that was when sf and their defense was healthy and loaded. Even going back to last year in both games vs the niners Murray took them down to the wire. And this guy never seems to take big hits so he reduces the chance of injury. You know someone is hating when their biggest knock on a guy is predicting that they’ll get injured. Wishful thinking. Because they know if they stay healthy they’re gonna be a handful. And this is coming from an eagles fan who Murray just defeated. No bias here.

  4. Murray has his moments but looked mostly lost against the Eagles, had a fumble and threw a horrendous interception. Not sure how he is player of the week for the NFC. Nobody from the NFC was better? I wouldn’t put too much stock in the Niners game, the Niners haven’t been right this year at all. Also, the Cards historically have their number. Murray in these last few games can prove a lot. Murray is small but Russell Wilson isn’t much bigger and Wilson has proven to be extremely durable.

  5. Kyler has some awesome weapons at WR. If they can get more out of the running game the Cards will be even more dangerous next year.

  6. Since only QBs win the MVP award nowadays, Murray is really the MVP, because he doesnt have the weapons of Rodgers or Mahomes. Even Tannehill has King Henry.
    Murray has two games to prove it.

  7. Murray is a beast and anyone on this thread who says otherwise is a dope. Guy is in his second year and has barely scratched the surface. And lacks the weapons of some of the other top QB’s.

  8. Doesn’t have weapons? What are Hopkins and Fitzgerald?

    Only two hof wide receivers.

  9. 2018: Heisman
    2019: #1 pick and Offensive Rookie of the Year
    2020: ProBowl, a Player of the Week, playoffs
    2021: MVP, ProBowl, NFC West Champion
    2022: Super Bowl MVP

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