A big win over the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 2 gave the Arizona Cardinals some momentum after a disappointing home opener loss to Kansas City.
After falling to the Chiefs in Week One, there were some questions about the Cardinals offense, specifically the decision-making abilities of Kyler Murray (and me).
Going on the road for Week Two, Arizona traveled to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders. Luckily, they cruised to a comfortable 38-10 victory to get the squad to .500 and take away some of the sting from the previous week.
Murray had a great game with 340 yards, four passing T.D.s, and another score on the ground. Rondale Moore shined as well with 112 yards and a touchdown to lend some credence to the hopes that he will really take off in year two.
Rookie Trey McBride got his first NFL reception, and while he finished the game with only 10 yards, there was some stuff to like there.
The Cardinals’ defense also played a fantastic game, forcing a total of 6 punts and putting the ball back in the hands of Murray and his receivers, who didn’t disappoint. In fact, the only real disappointment was the lack of involvement from James Conner, who just could not seem to get going against the L.A. run defense.
Heading into Week Three, the Birds are back in the Nest and prepared to take on division rivals and defending Super Bowl champions, the L.A. Rams.
Murray will need another high-accuracy, low-mistake game to defeat a good Rams defense, and the Cardinals will need to find a way to stop Cooper Kupp, who is coming off his best year yet.
What happened? Let’s find out.