3 Bold Predictions: Arizona Cardinals vs. Tennessee Titans – Week 1

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Byron Murphy
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Murray eclipses 400 passing yards

Kyler Murray is arguably the league’s most dynamic dual-threat quarterback. Many will put Lamar Jackson ahead of him, but Murray has much better passing mechanics than Jackson, who struggles with his accuracy.

Murray does not have this issue, and a shoulder injury contributed to his stagnation late in the 2020 season. Even so, Murray nearly eclipsed 4,000 passing yards and put on some dynamic single-game performances with a barren pass-catching unit outside DeAndre Hopkins.

Now that Murray has A.J. Green and Rondale Moore in the mix, along with a hybrid RB1 in Chase Edmonds, Murray will eclipse 400 passing yards in Week 1. Remember, the Titans also had a weak pass rush in 2020, and it contributed to them having one of the league’s worst pass defenses.

Sure, Bud Dupree may help the team’s meager pass rush. But he’s coming off an ACL injury. Combined with Murray’s ability to evade pass rushers as it is, look for him to pick apart the Titans’ porous pass defense with a historic performance.