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This Time, Kyler Murray Wins NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Arizona Cardinals
23 Sep 2021, 05:03 GMT+10

Quarterback grabs award after totaling four touchdowns in win over Vikings Darren Urban

After Kyler Murray dominated in Week 1 in Tennessee with four touchdown passes and one running, the Cardinals quarterback did not win the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award.

It didn't help that teammate Chandler Jones won the NFC's defensive honor -- one team is unlikely to win two awards in one week -- but Murray still admitted disappointment.

"I definitely feel like I did (deserve it), but it is what it is," Murray said last week. "It's all good. Go back out there next week and do it again."

Murray spoke it into existence.

Murray threw three more touchdown passes against the Vikings and ran for a fourth, along with 400 yards passing in a thrilling 34-33 win over the Vikings Sunday. On Wednesday, this time, he was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

"We're moving as one (offensively), for the most part, we've just got to clear a lot of stuff up," Murray said. "It's a long season, so I feel great as far as command, what's going on, all that type of stuff."

It is the fifth time in his young career Murray has won the award. He won once as a rookie in 2019 and three times last season, most recently in Week 15 in a win over the Eagles -- Murray's other 400-yard passing game in his career.

Murray's rushing touchdown was the 17th of Murray's career, setting a franchise record for quarterbacks. Murray has already set the NFL mark for most games with at least three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown in his first three seasons with five -- and Murray still has the rest of the season to go.

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