Kyler Murray Stands Alone in Key Quarterback Performance Stat Against 49ers Defense This Season

Zach Brunner
Arizona Cardinals v New York Giants
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The Arizona Cardinals nearly pulled off a sizable upset against the San Francisco 49ers twice this season. Much of that success against the Niners was driven by rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, who is now the only player to post a passer rating above 100.0 against the 49ers' defense this season, and he has done it twice.

In his first matchup against San Francisco in Week 9, Murray completed 70.8 percent of his passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns to garner a 130.7 passer rating. The dual-threat rookie talent also added 34 yards on the ground in Arizona's 28-25 home loss.

This week against the Niners on the road, Murray completed 72.7 percent of his passes, leading to 150 yards, two touchdowns and a 101.8 passer rating. Murray also added 67 yards and another touchdown on the ground in Sunday's result as well.

Murray is beginning to look more comfortable at the quarterback position for Arizona, showing everyone why he was drafted first overall despite his size. He has now passed for multiple touchdowns in each of his last three games.

On the season, Murray has a 14-to-5 touchdown-interception ratio, while adding three other touchdowns on the ground. His 418 rushing yards leads his team and ranks him 26th in the league in rushing, ahead of running backs like Saquon Barkley, Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman.

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