5 biggest takeaways from the Cardinals win in Week 1

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Cardinals offensive line did its job and protected Murray

They didn’t flash spectacularly, but the offensive line of the Cardinals still deserves a big compliment for their performance in Tennessee. They kept Kyler Murray on his feet and uninjured.

According to PFF, four offensive linemen were graded above 70.0 in blocking. This is great news for Murray, who was an MVP candidate until a shoulder injury in Week 10 slowed his production down significantly.

Compared to Ryan Tannehill, who was pressured on 41 percent of his passing attempts and was sacked six times, Murray stayed on his feet nearly the entire game and was hit only once.

Sometimes, the best thing that can be said about an offensive line is that they don’t need to be discussed. That happens to be the case after Week 1 for Arizona’s group and that is not a bad thing.

If they continue to put together solid performances and keep Murray upright, they will continue to put the Cardinals in better positions to win games.