Kliff Kingsbury: It’s going to be close whether Kyler Murray plays this week

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Kyler Murray has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, but there’s a chance he could return for the Week 11 contest against Seattle.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury reiterated that the Cardinals will be careful with Murray, especially because the club has a bye in Week 12. Still, via Darren Urban of the team’s website, Kingsbury said “it’s going to be close” for Murray this week.

Murray suffered the ankle injury at the end of Arizona’s Thursday loss to Green Bay back in Week Eight.

Colt McCoy has started the last two games for the Cardinals. While he suffered a pectoral injury in Sunday’s loss to Carolina, Kingsbury said McCoy will hopefully be available to play against Seattle if needed. McCoy beat San Francisco in Week Nine, completing 22-of-26 passes for 249 yards with a touchdown. But he was 11-of-20 for 107 yards with an interception on Sunday.

Third quarterback Chris Streveler had to play 22 offensive snaps on Sunday, completing 6-of-9 passes for 36 yards. He also rushed twice for four yards and fumbled once.

An MVP candidate, Murray leads the league with a 72.7 percent completion rate. He’s thrown for 2,276 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He’s also rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns this season.

4 responses to “Kliff Kingsbury: It’s going to be close whether Kyler Murray plays this week

  1. Kylar will only play if his blanket, Hopkins, is playing. After all, Kylar is only as good as having that player on the field.

  2. Murray is NOT playing. They’re going to wait till after the bye week. Hop won’t be out there either. Bet Seattle big if you have the ability.

  3. Why does anyone pay attention to what a coach says about his quarterbacks availability on a Monday? Kingsbury is going to play the game that he doesn’t know if Kyler is playing, even though he knows he probably will play. It was a 1-3 week injury. It will have been three and a half weeks since Kyler hurt his ankle next Sunday. Unless he has a setback he’s playing, not that Kliff is going to admit that he is

  4. If Murray is 90+% he will play in this divisional matchup IMO. I will be surprised if DHop doesn’t at least play
    The Cards will want to put up enough points to make it hard for the hawks to stick with the run.

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