Kyler Murray shines for Cardinals during Week 6 victory over Browns

(Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) Kyler Murray
(Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) Kyler Murray /

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray returned to his dynamic ways during the team’s 37-14 rout of the Cleveland Browns.

Back on October 10th, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray turned in his least-productive performance of the 2021 campaign. When Week 6 rolled around, the team’s MVP candidate reverted right back to his dynamic ways.

After being held to just one touchdown pass during a Week 5 win over the San Francisco 49ers, Murray exploded for four scoring tosses this past Sunday. The Cards’ latest opponent, the Cleveland Browns, had no answers for the sensational signal-caller. When the final gun sounded, Arizona had come away with a 37-14 rout, and the high-flying Murray received a great bit of credit for the squad’s exceptional outing.

Murray is looking extremely comfortable in his third year with the Cardinals. The 5-foot-10, 207-pounder has cut back a lot on his running this fall, but Murray’s magnificent arm was on full display during the blowout of the Browns.

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The Cards’ first possession of the afternoon against Cleveland was a productive one that ended with a highlight-worthy scoring strike from the elusive Murray. While scrambling to his left to avoid the pressure, the star passer managed to find wideout Christian Kirk for six points from 21 yards out. The fact that the touchdown came on a 3rd down and 19 made Murray’s athletic effort even more impressive.

Early on in the second quarter, Murray found wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for his second touchdown toss of the matchup. The superstar pass-catcher took a simple pass out in the flat and proceeded to twist and turn his way into the end zone. Three plays earlier, Murray’s eight-yard scoring scamper around the right end had been nullified by a Josh Jones holding penalty.

The next touchdown throw from Murray came during the third quarter when he hooked up with Hopkins for a second time. This time, the veteran receiver was wide open in the back of the end zone when Murray uncorked a laser from nine yards out.

On Arizona’s very next drive, Murray and the reborn A.J. Green combined on a fade route that resulted in a 14-yard score. The touchdown capped off an 11-play, 93-yard drive that ate up 7:18 of the clock.

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Following one subpar performance the previous weekend, Murray bounced back with a vengeance versus the Browns. It would be fair to expect that the Texas native will have his way with many more of the league’s defensive units before the season comes to an end.