NFL Week 13: Jared Goff elevates Lions to first win of season


Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, left, tries to escape the grip of Chicago Bears cornerback Artie Burns, center, as AJ Green continues to block.

(David Banks / Associated Press)

CHICAGO – Kyler Murray pitched for two touchdowns and ran for two more on his return from an ankle injury.

The Cardinals (10-2) recovered Murray and three-time All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins after both players missed three games with injuries and then earned an easy victory over Chicago (4-8). NFC West executives, who have the best record in the NFL, have intercepted Andy Dalton four times.

The Cardinals, coming off a pass, improved to 7-0 on the road, with each win 10 or more points.

Jalen Thompson and Budda Baker delivered passes that deflected the intended target on Chicago’s first two possessions. The cardinals took advantage of this.

Murray completed 11 of 15 passes for 123 yards, giving him 10,092 yards in three seasons, on a cool, soggy afternoon. At 24 years and 120 days, he became the fourth youngest player with 10,000 career passing yards, according to NFL research. Drew Bledsoe (23, 299 days), Jameis Winston (23, 303 days) and Dan Marino (24, 63 days) are the only young players to achieve it. Murray also joined Cam Newton as the only player in NFL history with at least 10,000 passing yards and 1,500 rushing in his first three seasons.


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