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Led by Murray, the Cardinals Held on Against the Eagles by a Nail-Biting 33-26 Win

The Arizona Cardinals showed up Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in State Farm Stadium in Arizona and held on against the Philadelphia Eagles by a nail-biting 33-26 victory. The Cardinals deployed a rushing game that produced 103 yards and one rushing touchdown, to go along with a total team offensive output of 526 yards. Quarterback Kyler Murray contributed with 406 yards and three touchdowns for the game.

Murray ended the game with 406 yards passing, to go along with three touchdowns, one interception, and completing 27 of 36 passes. This performance led to a 127.80 passer rating for Murray.

Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds led the rushing game for the Cardinals. Drake rushed for 26 yards from carrying the football 10 times. Drake was helped by Edmonds who carried the football 11 times for a total of 47 yards. In the passing game, Murray was most successful throwing the ball to KeeSean Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. Johnson caught two passes for a total of 38 yards, while Hopkins contributed with 169 yards from nine passes.

The Cardinals’ defense contributed to the win with six sacks, three forced fumbles, four tackles for loss, and scored zero defensive touchdowns.

Jalen Hurts led the Eagles in a losing effort with 338 yards, completing 24 of 44 passes, no interceptions, and three touchdowns, for a QB rating of 102.30.

The rushing game for the Eagles was led by Corey Clement and Miles Sanders. For the game, Clement rushed for no yards from carrying the football zero times. Meanwhile Sanders carried the ball 17 times for a total of 64 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Eagles included Jalen Reagor and Alshon Jeffery. Reagor caught five passes for a total of 49 yards, while Jeffery contributed with 63 yards from two passes.

For the game, the Eagles defensive effort yielded two forced fumbles, three tackles for loss and one sack. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

After the win, the Cardinals now have a 8-6 record, compared to the Eagles who now have a 4-9 record.