Patriots fight back, beat Cardinals, Kyler Murray leaves team with knee injury NFL
Patriots linebacker Raekwon McMillan was simply trying to do his job, running over to make sure teammate Kyle Duggar made the tackle on normal play. I saw a soccer ball.
McMillan scooped it up and ran it 23 yards for a touchdown to give the Patriots the go-ahead score in their 27-13 win Monday night Arizona Cardinalsstarting quarterback Kyler Murray suffered a potentially serious knee injury in the first quarter.
“In retrospect, it was just me and the lineman,” McMillan said of his mindset as he scooped up the fumble. “If you can’t beat the lineman, you don’t deserve to be here.”
New England (7-6) trailed 13-10 at the break, but tied the game at 13-13 early in the third quarter after a short field goal. A few minutes later, the Patriots had a game-changing play and a 20–13 lead when McMillan scored a touchdown, stole a loose ball off the turf, and sprinted into the end zone.
Duggar forced a turnover by stripping the Cardinals’ three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who had just caught a pass. “I try to be perfect. I was disappointed,” Hopkins said. “Let the coaches down, let the players down.
The Patriots extended their advantage to 27-13 with Pierre Strong Jr’s 3-yard run early in the fourth quarter before relying on their defense to complete the much-needed victory. The New England defense had six sacks, including three by linebacker Josh Uche.
Mack Jones threw for 235 yards and finished 24-35 with an interception, and New England (7-6) snapped a two-game losing skid to strengthen their AFC playoff positioning.
“There will be many [of] Patriots center David Andrews said after the game. [playoffs] And you will miss something. Arizona (4-9) has lost five of his six games, including his final three.
Murray was injured on the third play of the night and quickly changed the complexion of the game. The fourth-year quarterback was washed out of his pocket and ran to his right as he tried to pass a Patriots defender, but was tumbled onto the grass in obvious pain. He was carried out of the field with a towel over his head.
Colt McCoy, 36, has proven himself a competent replacement for Murray over the past two seasons. He worked magic again – at least for a while – leading the Cardinals to his 13-10 halftime lead. “We’ve been battling injuries all year,” McCoy said. “The players who participate will fight to the end.
The Cardinals took a 3–0 lead early in the second quarter after a 33-yard field goal by Matt Prater. They had a good field position to drive after Isiah Simmons intercepted a pass from Jones.
James Connor bulldozed for a 10-yard touchdown late in the second quarter, breaking multiple tackles and giving the Cardinals a 13–7 lead. Conor finished with a team-high 85 yards rushing. The Patriots scored their only touchdown of the first half when rookie Kevin Harris ran 14 yards into the end zone.
Arizona’s recent hopes as a franchise revolve around the growth of Murray, who was drafted first overall by Oklahoma in 2019.
A quarterback’s fourth year is already tough. Murray signed a $230.5 million deal during the offseason that could have kept him in the franchise until 2028, but that’s when the constant stream of unwanted headlines began.
The two-time Pro Bowl selection was met with much ridicule after it was discovered that his new contract mandated at least four hours of “independent study” per game week. NFL quarterback. This clause was later removed, but his reputation was tarnished.
Murray also battled a bout of Covid-19 during training camp that kept him out for about a week and was recently criticized by former teammate Patrick Peterson. But Kyler Murray.
Now he has to deal with the most serious injury of his professional career. ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss According to reports, Murray will undergo an MRI scan for a suspected ACL tear. He had thrown for 2,359 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 10 games before Monday’s injury.
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