The Arizona Cardinals head east to face the New York Giants on Sunday
With Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray coming off his NFC Offensive Player of the Week award in the Cardinals 34-33 victory over the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, Murray is on a roll. He has not thrown an interception since the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks on September 29th.
After going 27-37 for 340-yards with 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions, he is poised to put up similar numbers this week against the New York Giants. The Giants defense has been, well, less than stellar.
If you take out their victory over the Washington Redskins, a game in which they only gave up 3 points, they’ve given up no fewer than 28 in their other 5 games. We could find ourselves in another shootout much like what we saw against the Falcons.
Murray has 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on the season. Things though are starting to click. Murray is learning from his mistakes.
Those mistakes include not getting rid of the ball, taking bad sacks. He was not sacked last week against the Falcons.
It is another road test though for the Cardinals. The Giants defense may be able to rise to the occasion at home, but likely don’t count on it. They’ve given up 28,28, and 3 points in their three home games.
The Cardinals have scored 26 and 34 over the last two weeks. Last week they finally started putting the ball in the end zone more than through the uprights.
The biggest fear for Murray though has to be the supporting cast he may or may not have this week at MetLife Stadium. Receiver Christian Kirk, running backs David Johnson and D.J. Foster, and tight end Maxx Williams all were limited in practice on Thursday.
The Cardinals will find weapons to supply Murray with but the number of injuries are significant. This might be the last week they can get away with that for awhile.