ARIZONA CARDINALS

Kyler Murray, Cardinals offense struggle immensely vs. Raiders

Aug 15, 2019, 6:18 PM | Updated: 6:53 pm

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws during the first half of an an NFL football g...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws during the first half of an an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

It was quite the 180-degree turn for Kyler Murray in the preseason after his terrific debut for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1.

Murray and the Cardinals couldn’t get anything going against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday.

In his eight pass attempts. Murray completed three of them for 12 total yards. He also had one carry for four yards and the offense as a whole had 22 yards in 12 plays. Both of its first downs came via penalties.

Murray’s time on the field included a few moments where the No. 1 overall pick could have made a play but his throws weren’t accurate.

On his first scramble of the game out of the pocket, he threw behind Larry Fitzgerald for an incompletion.

On that same drive, Christian Kirk got a step and created space down the right side of the field but Murray overthrew him, his first legitimate deep pass attempt of the preseason.

In his fourth and final drive, he also wasn’t able to find Kirk in a tight window on a quick slant over the middle, firing it past the receiver’s arms. Murray was sacked for a safety in his final play.

Murray’s time also included a pair of befuddling false start calls on the rookie. Both were when Murray was making a clapping motion to fake a snap. Officials clarified to head coach Kliff Kingsbury on the sideline that Murray’s movements weren’t in rhythm and more fidgety, thus the two penalties.

We did get to see Murray on his feet more, including the opening play of the game that had him take a zone read out of bounds for a four-yard gain.

Murray got zero first downs in the four drives after he had three in his one drive against the Los Angeles Chargers in the last game.

Penalties were an issue for the Cardinals as a whole. They had seven total for 59 yards in the first quarter.

It was even more ugly on the other side of the field, as the Cardinals defense gave up 169 total yards of offense and 17 points in the opening 15 minutes.

Array

Oakland Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (33) runs as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) defends during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders quarterback Mike Glennon (7) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Oakland Raiders defensive back Johnathan Abram (24) tackles Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws as Oakland Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (96) pursues during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Oakland Raiders tight end Derek Carrier (85) celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals with quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders tight end Derek Carrier (85) celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders tight end Derek Carrier (85) scores a touchdown as Arizona Cardinals defensive back Rudy Ford defends during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders free safety Lamarcus Joyner (29) celebrates his safety with defensive back Johnathan Abram (24) during the first half of an an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals , Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is tackled in the end zone for a safety by by Oakland Raiders free safety Lamarcus Joyner, left, as defensive end Arden Key (99) pursues during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is helped up by offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (76) after being sacked for a safety against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Trent Sherfield (16) pulls in a touchdown catch as Oakland Raiders cornerback Nick Nelson (23) defends during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders wide receiver Marcell Ateman (88) is hit by Arizona Cardinals defensive back Nate Brooks (41) during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) hands off to running back Josh Jacobs (28) during the first half of an an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Trent Sherfield (16) celebrates his touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) watches from the sidelines against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver KeeSean Johnson pulls in a pass as Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley (21) defends during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Brett Hundley (7) runs as Oakland Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (96) pursues during the first half of an an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury makes a call against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs as Oakland Raiders defensive end Arden Key (99) pursues during the first half of an an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Oakland Raiders wide receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El (9) signals first down as Arizona Cardinals defensive back Jalen Thompson (38) looks on during the second half of an an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders running back Mack Brown celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals with wide receiver Rico Gafford (10) during the second half of an an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders running back Mack Brown celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs aArizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones (55) defends during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws during the first half of an an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) makes a call against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws during the first half of an an NFL football game as Oakland Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (96) pursues, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) scrambles as Oakland Raiders defensive back Johnathan Abram (24) defends during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs as Oakland Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (96) defends during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle D.J. Humphries (74) blocks against Oakland Raiders free safety Lamarcus Joyner (29) during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden makes a call against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rico Gafford (10) runs in a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rico Gafford (10) celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals with teammate tight end Foster Moreau (87) during the first half of an an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Arizona Cardinals

Trey McBride taking TEs room under his wing...

Tyler Drake

Trey McBride taking Cardinals’ TEs room under his wing early on in Year 2

After getting his feet wet as a rookie, second-year pro Trey McBride is adding more onto his plate of responsibilities.

4 days ago

BJ Ojulari...

Arizona Sports

ESPN’s Clay projects Cardinals rookie pass rusher BJ Ojulari’s sack total

Ranking nine of the top rookie pass rushers, ESPN's Mike Clay has BJ Ojulari coming in tied for the fifth-most sacks among the draft class.

3 days ago

Zach Allen #94 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after sacking Mac Jones #10 of the New England P...

Alex Weiner

Ex-Cardinals DL Zach Allen says Vance Joseph a major reason he joined Broncos

Zach Allen joined Vance Joseph with the Denver Broncos this offseason after they both spent four years with the Arizona Cardinals.

2 days ago

DJ Humphries, Arizona Cardinals...

Kevin Zimmerman

PFF: If there’s a strength for 2023 Cardinals, look to the O-line

While there are some questions about the Arizona Cardinals' offensive line, it's a strong position group compared to the rest of the roster.

2 days ago

DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates with fans after Arizona defeated the Chicag...

Arizona Sports

Bills? Cowboys? ESPN lists best fits for DeAndre Hopkins after Cardinals release

DeAndre Hopkins now hits the market after his release from the Cardinals, and ESPN's Jeremy Fowler picked out the best potential fits. 

3 days ago

Zach Pascal...

Tyler Drake

Zach Pascal ready to bring out best of Cardinals in reunion with Gannon

Cardinals wide receiver Zach Pascal and head coach Jonathan Gannon already have a bond as they embark on Year 1 in the desert.

3 days ago

Kyler Murray, Cardinals offense struggle immensely vs. Raiders