The “Hail Murray” as they are calling it, the Arizona Cardinals are now in a tie for first place
What. Just. Happened? The Arizona Cardinals were almost assuredly going to lose 30-26 after a Buffalo Bills touchdown with 34 seconds remaining.
Then, DeAndre Hopkins and Kyler Murray happened. Back in mid-March when the Cardinals fleeced the Houston Texans we all had a pretty good idea the Cardinals were the winner of the trade. We all loved David Johnson and what he did for this team in 2015 and 2016.
But it felt like there was a time for a change. However the Texans almost gave Hopkins to the Cardinals, save for a swap of draft picks.
Hopkins spent this week wishing the NFL would count pass interference yards as receiving yardage. Of course that won’t happen but we get the sentiment.
The Hopkins made arguably the biggest catch of not only the Cardinals season but the NFL season as well. Find us a better ending to a game.
Now the Cardinals jump to 6-3 in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC West. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday to send both teams to 6-3.
The Cardinals have defeated the Seahawks once already. They get their second shot on Thursday night in Seattle on Thursday Night Football.
Technically the Cardinals are in first place by themselves right now based on playoff seeding thanks to winning percentage and 2-0 in the division. The Cardinals still have both games remaining against the Rams.
There are seven weeks of football remaining. Given that four of the seven games are against the NFC West, the Cardinals likely need to go 3-1 at the very least to win the division and probably split 2-2 to ensure the playoffs are within reach.
They have trips to the New England Patriots and New York Giants outside the division as well. They also host the Philadelphia Eagles in December.
So, a lot of football left to be played and determined but it should be a lot of fun. As it easy as it was to do on Sunday, never give up on these Cardinals.