Cardinals are first team to 10 wins, Kyler Murray returns to beat Bears

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Arizona remains atop the standings in the NFL after an easy win on a cold and rainy day in Chicago.

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, returning after missing the last month with an ankle injury, looked as good as ever, passing for two touchdowns and running for two more in a 33-22 win.

The game was never really in doubt. The Cardinals scored a touchdown on their first possession, extended their lead to 14-0 before the first quarter was over, and cruised through the second half.

Bears quarterback Andy Dalton had an ugly game, throwing four interceptions, and the Bears’ offense looked out of sorts. With Bears coach Matt Nagy on the hot seat, a game like this pretty much ensures that he won’t be back as the Bears’ head coach in 2022.

The loss drops the Bears to 4-8, and as a team without a first-round draft pick in 2022 (traded to move up in this year’s draft and select Justin Fields), the rebuilding effort won’t be easy.

But for the Cardinals, everything is looking up. At 10-2 they have the best record in the NFL and the inside track to the all-important No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, which comes with a bye week and home-field advantage. Arizona is playing great football as the season heads into the stretch run. The Cardinals might just be Super Bowl favorites.

10 responses to “Cardinals are first team to 10 wins, Kyler Murray returns to beat Bears

  1. Bears 4th and 2 at mid field in 1st half and down by 14 and they punt. Regardless of the actual score as a Bears fan you feel that the Bears are down 42 to zip with the current coaching gang in place. Is Nagy coaching for a better 2nd round position draft choice?

    The Red Rifle: Smooth as 10 year old bourbon once the game is over. Please don’t waste any money on either him or Foles for next year. We will continue the suffering with Fields & a drafted back-up because it could not be any worse and it will cost less

  2. A lot of folks on here were predicting a Bears upset due to “weather”. LOL

    Cardinals are still the best team in the NFL. Get used to it.

  3. The way the commentators were talking about Dalton. You would think he was 30/37 for 4TD’s.

  4. The Cardinals were a Chicago team originally before relocating to AZ.

  5. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    December 5, 2021 at 4:49 pm
    The Bucs will destroy the Cardinals in the playoffs.>>>

    When that doesn’t happen, I expect you to come back here and say you were wrong. Deal? Didn’t think so.

  6. You beat the Bears. Congrats! So did the Bucs and Packers and Rams…..and most other teams in the NFL.

  7. Their next game against the Rams next week (MNF) will be extremely interesting… The Cardinals at home have not performed as well as on the road. Freaking conundrum…? If AZ can figure this out and resoundingly defeat a very good LA team, the NFL can no longer ignore this being the SB favorites.

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