On Thursday night, the Arizona Cardinals faced off against the Oakland Raiders in a battle of two of the most talked about teams in the league.
Arizona and Oakland both has fresh faces on their teams that brought plenty of headlines entering tonight’s game.
The Raiders have wide receiver Antonio Brown, while the Cardinals sport a new quarterback under center.
No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray made his NFL debut last week, but failed to do one thing – run the football.
Tonight, he didn’t wait long to show he still has what it takes to get the job done on the ground.
On the very first play of the game for the Cardinals, Murray faked a handoff to running back David Johnson and then juked his way to a short gain.
In the process, he made one defender look very silly.
Check it out.
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Murray completed 6-of-7 passes for 44 yards in his NFL debut last week.
He didn’t quite find the same success this week against the Raiders. Arizona struggled to move the ball in his first drive – which resulted in a punt.
We’ll have to wait and see if Murray has what it takes to play at the professional level.
One thing is for sure, he’s fun to watch.