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The newest edition of the podcast is live! In this edition of the show, Revenge of the Birds’ Seth Cox and I look back at the Cardinals’ 31-19 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and look ahead to their important matchup in Week 4 on the road against the Los Angeles Rams.
We break down and react to the win in general — was it a good win and what do you we think of the Cardinals after their 3-0 start?
We talk about the fateful “kick-six” from Matt Prater’s 68-yard field goal attempt and whether we wanted to see it and whether we want to see it again.
We go over the play of Kyler Murray and the Cardinals receivers, discuss injuries and concerns and then get into the Cardinals-Rams matchup on Sunday.
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(1:00) Was the win over the Jaguars a good win for the Cardinals?
(15:53) Kyler Murray and the receivers’ play in Week 3
(32:47) The “kick-six”: Should they have attempted it and should they attempt something similar again?
Cardinals CB Byron Murphy is named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after picking off two passes and returning one for a TD in Jacksonville.
The Arizona Cardinals have played three games this season and, for the third week in a row, has a different conference player of the week. This week it is cornerback Byron Murphy.
Murphy is the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It is the first time he was earned player of the week honors.
He had four tackles two interceptions, two passes defensed and returned the second interception for a touchdown. That touchdown gave the Cardinals the lead in the second half.
It was the first time in his career that he had multiple interceptions in a game and it was also his first NFL touchdown. Cardinals needed them both.
His first interception came in the red zone and the second, when he returned it for a touchdown, was the go-ahead score in their win.
After Chandler Jones earned defensive honors after Week 1 and Kyler Murray earned offensive honors in Week 2, this is the fifth time in team history that the team has had three consecutive players of the week. It is the first time since 1984 that the team has done it three weeks in a row to start the season.
The Cardinals played 68 defensive snaps. Chek out how much each player played and what it meant.
In the Arizona Cardinals’ 31-19 Week 3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the defense played 68 snaps. How was the playing time divided up? Let’s go over the playing time for each player and each position group.
He had 12 tackles, the game-ending sack and a pass breakup that created Byron Murphy’s first interception.
The Arizona Cardinals did not intend on giving linebacker Jordan Hicks a playing time when they selected Zaven Collins in the first round of the draft this year. He was told he could not compete for the starting job.
He asked for a trade.
Now, after working his tail off in the offseason, he barely comes off the field on defense.
Once again a team captain, Hicks is playing at a high level, much like his play in 2019.
He had another standout performance in Week 3, although he didn’t get the fanfare others got like Byron Murphy, A.J. Green or Christian Kirk, all of whom were given game balls.
His line in Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars? He had 12 tackles, a sack, a QB hit, a forced fumble and a pass breakup.
He sacked Trevor Lawrence and forced a fumble on the final play of the game. His pass breakup was what created Murphy’s first interception.
His play hasn’t gotten unnoticed by head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Kingsbury w/@PaulCalvisi postgame, "He's a stud human" re: Jordan Hicks; added "glad to we got him"#AZvsJAX
They might have a player of the week for the third consecutive week.
This time, it could be cornerback Byron Murphy.
He finished the Cardinals’ 31-19 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars with four tackles, two passes defensed and two interceptions. He returned the second interception 29 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the second half.
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett seems like a lock for AFC honors after getting 4.5 sacks on Sunday, but Murphy is certainly worthy of the NFC honors.
Keep an eye out Wednesday morning. Hopefully, the streak stays alive and Murphy gets the award.
He has a career-best 82.4% completion percentage in Week 3 and becomes the first player in team history to go over 80% in consecutive games.
It is only his third NFL season, but Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is finding his way into the franchise record books. He did it again on Sunday in the Cardinals’ 31-19 road win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He completed his last 11 passes in the game, finishing with a completion percentage of 82.4% (he was 28-of-34 passing for 316 yards). That was a career-best in a game for Murray and the third-highest completion percentage in a game in franchise history.
He was 29-of-36 passing in Week 2 for a completion percentage of 80.6%, meaning he had back-to-back weeks of completing over 80% of his passes. He is the first player in franchise history to do so.
Murray surely is going to have a few more franchise firsts before it is all said and done.
The Cardinals are 3-0. Here is what we get from their 31-19 win over the Jaguars.
The Arizona Cardinals are now 3-0 after their 31-19 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. They got two touchdown runs from James Conner, two interceptions from Byron Murphy and more than 100 yards from both A.J. Green and Christian Kirk.
It wasn’t all good, but they come away with a win against a hungry, desperate team with a promising young quarterback.