Kyler Murray pick six gives Rams 21-0 lead

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Things are going South for the Cardinals — and fast.

Already down 14-0 and with his feet planted in the end zone, quarterback Kyler Murray tried to avoid a sack by tossing the ball away. The only problem was that he threw it right to cornerback David Long, who picked off the pass and returned it 3 yards for a touchdown.

That play came after a long review of a pass on second-and-7 from Arizona’s 4-yard line. The ruling on the field was that A.J. Green had caught the pass then fumbled it. That ruling on the field took several minutes, presumably for someone to review it. But head coach Sean McVay elected to challenge the play and was once again proven right as the call was overturned to an incomplete pass.

Green did not have possession long enough for it to be considered a catch.

On the next possession, the Cardinals finally recorded a first down. But Murray threw his second interception in as many drives as a pass was tipped at the line and intercepted by defensive lineman Marquise Copeland.

But a holding penalty put the Rams behind the chains and Arizona forced a punt.

18 responses to “Kyler Murray pick six gives Rams 21-0 lead

  1. That was the ugliest pass I’ve ever seen. It was the passing equivalent of the “Butt Fumble”.

  2. The Cards “O” Line is horrendous. Murray has no time to operate. The rest of the team is flat. The Cardinal’s curse continues…

  3. I’ve never seen a QB play a half like that, let alone in a playoff game. Reminds me when you see a freshman go into a real tough road venue in college at night (Death Valley, the Swamp, The Horseshoe, etc) and he just melts right before your eyes like a stick of butter in hot pan. Cardinals are VERY close to looking for their mouthpiece on the canvas.

  4. Murray’s second INT wasn’t his fault – tipped ball. But he hasn’t looked like himself all game. He’s got happy feet. But that’s because the Rams defense has been in his face every time he steps back to throw. We’re looking much better than last week! It’s still a shutout at halftime.

  5. 1st team pro bowl QB Kyler Murray.!!! Wait—who’s the backup in AZ? Might be time to try him.

  6. Didn’t realize Kyler Murray is so short.. I thought he was supposed to be fast, why didn’t he run more to save his team from blown out

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