Kyler Murray versus the Detroit pass rush
After having faced two of the NFL’s most outstanding defensive lines in the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Football Team, Kyler Murray gets to face a pass rush that ranks among the NFL’s weakest. Through two weeks, the Lions recorded just two sacks and eight quarterback hits. Only the Las Vegas Raiders and Carolina Panthers have recorded fewer sacks.
Murray is also making The Leap in Year Two when getting rid of the ball. And you can expect such growth to continue against some of the NFL’s weaker pass rushes.
Even if the Lions can pressure Murray, he probably already found a lane to scramble through. Murray leads all NFL quarterbacks in rushing yards with 158. He also has three rushing touchdowns and thus far, boasts a 7.5 yards per carry average.
And that’s bad news for a Lions team that has yet to prove they can stop the run. Murray proved his worth as a runner and passer against some of the league’s best. Now, he faces a defense and pass rush stuck in the league’s doldrums. Murray could, and should, take full advantage.