The Arizona Cardinals remain unbeaten after taking out the Cleveland Browns on the road. Kyler Murray had four touchdowns that day, and the defense stopped the Browns’ offense in the 37-14 win.
Cardinals overcome COVID problems
The Cardinals were without head coach Kliff Kingsbury and starting linebacker Chandler Jones, both of whom tested positive earlier in the week.
That didn’t stop the Cardinals from taking a 20-0 lead after three straight turnovers at Cleveland in the first half. The fantastic position on the pitch allowed the visitors to score on each of their five possessions in the first half.
The game between Murray and Baker Mayfield was rather one-sided, despite a second quarter in which Mayfield had two touchdown passes, including a 57-yard Hail Mary to complete the first half to go to the 23-14 break.
No Nick Chubb for battered brunettes
Cleveland arrived at week 6 pretty badly. Running back Nick Chubb was forced to miss Sunday’s game due to a calf injury, and Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. were both injured during the game.
The quarterback and receiver went to the blue tent for medical treatment during the game, but both returned. Running back Kareem Hunt did not return to play after being sent off the field.
The Cardinals’ defense threw a shutout in the second half against a The Browns team that gave up a fumble and flipped twice in the half-quarter.
Murray becomes the master
Murray added to his two touchdowns in the first half, with a few more in the second half. Former Oklahoma Sooner shined the guy he played for before winning the Heisman Trophy and being ranked first in the NFL Draft, following in the footsteps of his predecessor Mayfield.
The Arizona QB finished the game with 229 yards and four touchdowns on 20/30 passes, while Mayfield had 234 yards, two touchdowns, one pick and two lost fumbles in another difficult outing in which he was physically beaten.
Texans next for undefeated Browns
Cleveland lost two games in a row to bring them down to .500 on the year, while the The Cardinals continue their quest for an unbeaten season.
The Browns face the Broncos on short rest Thursday night in Cleveland while the The Cardinals face the Texans on Sunday afternoon in an attempt to move up to 7-0 this year. .