Kyler Murray returns to lead Cardinals over Bears on the road

(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Kyler Murray
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Kyler Murray /

Coming off of the bye week and a three-game layoff, Kyler Murray picked up where he left off and led the Arizona Cardinals to a big win over the Chicago Bears. 

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray only threw the ball 15 times against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but he made the most out of his opportunities, throwing for two touchdowns and posting a 136.9 quarterback rating.

Murray also showed off his speed on the ground, rushing 10 times for 59 yards and another pair of touchdowns.

Murray also showed off his ability to spread the ball around, completing passes to eight different pass catchers. The highlight of the day came early in the first half when he completed a touchdown pass to receiver DeAndre Hopkins on 4th-and-2.

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Murray also had help from the Cardinals‘ defense, who ravaged Bears quarterback Andy Dalton for three sacks and six quarterback hits. The relentless pressure forced Dalton to make rushed decisions with the football, leading to four interceptions.

Arizona linebacker Jordan Hicks, in particular, put up a phenomenal performance, logging 13 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, and two sacks. But most fans will remember the Cardinals’ return to Chicago for defensive end Zach Allen‘s interception, who picked off Dalton on a screen pass and put Arizona in prime position to seal the game.

Overall, the Cardinals dominated the Bears in all three phases of the game. In control since the game’s first drive, Arizona jumped on Chicago early and did not relinquish their early 14-0 lead.

Things don’t get easier for the Cardinals. Their next game comes with a homestand against the Los Angeles Rams. Back in Week 4, Arizona marched into SoFi Stadium and won easily over the Rams.

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However, the Cardinals’ slip-ups this season have come at home, where they are just 3-2. If Arizona wins, they will inch one step closer in their quest to win the NFC West.