Kyler Murray was crushed during the second drive of the match on Thursday night, crushed by LJ Collier and Carlos Dunlap on the grass, the latter falling directly on his shoulder for throwing. Murray was never the same in the 28-21 loss to Seattle.
The Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback never left the game, but repeated side shots showed Murray shivering in pain and trying to hold on to his aching shoulder, especially in the first half.
Seahawks did not register a QB hit in the first match between rivals in the division. On Thursday night, Seattle guaranteed that things would be different from the start.
“They definitely played for me in certain situations, but like I said, we exposed 21
Led by Dunlap, who sealed the game with his second sack of the night, Seattle collected seven QB hits and three sacks.
After the game, Murray insisted that his shoulder feel good, saying, “I’m fine.”
Not only did he hit a 5-foot-10 QB, Seattle did not allow Murray to damage his legs. Leading all calling signals into fast yards entering the game, QB escaped only five times in 15 yards. Whether the shoulder injury corrected Cliff Kingsbury’s game, Murray hesitated more, or Seahawks D never allowed the opportunity, for the first time this season, the fast QB did not lose on the ground. Murray snapped a series of five straight games with a quick result.