Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is making his NFL MVP case early with two consecutive dominating performances in back-to-back wins to begin 2021.

In Week 1, Murray had 289 passing yards, 4 landing passes and an interception in a 38-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans. He added a landing on the bottom as nicely. In Week 2, he had 400 passing yards, three landing passes and two interceptions and in addition added a dashing landing. Arizona held on for the win over the Minnesota Vikings, 34-33.

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Murray’s first two games of the 2021 season are already one of many best begins in NFL historical past. He is the first participant with no less than three landing passes and one dashing landing within the first two games of the NFL season, in accordance with NFL analysis.

He additionally has 12 profession games with each a passing and dashing landing, which is now fourth in NFL historical past for a quarterback in his first three seasons within the NFL. Only Cam Newton (20), Josh Allen (16) and Dak Prescott (13) have extra in the identical span.

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The Cardinals are 2-0 to begin the season, however the win over the Vikings wasn’t fairly. It got here all the way down to a missed Greg Joseph kick that decided the sport.

Murray acknowledged how ugly the win was.

“I tell you all the time, it comes down to shooting ourselves in the foot and stopping ourselves,” he mentioned, through the team’s website. “When we score, it feels easy, it feels fun. When we turn the ball over, negative plays, it’s like ‘Damn,’ s— feels ugly. It is what it is, we have to continue to get better and continue practicing.”

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) celebrates his touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) celebrates his landing towards the Minnesota Vikings in the course of the first half of an NFL soccer recreation, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz.
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Murray and Arizona play the Jacksonville Jaguars on the highway in Week 3.