Kyler Murray touchdown ends string of Cardinals, Washington turnovers

Sep 20, 2020, 1:59 PM | Updated: 2:08 pm
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with th...
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the football en route to scoring a 14 yard rushing touchdown against the Washington Football Team during the first half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals scored a quick touchdown against the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

Then neither team could hold onto the ball for longer than a couple plays.

After Arizona went up 7-0 less than six minutes into the game, the teams started playing hot potato. WFT went on a five-play drive and punted, which set up a string of turnovers:

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray threw an interception; Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins was strip-sacked by Jordan Phillips, which Chandler Jones caught in the air. Arizona then had a three-and-out and punted, only to see WFT’s Steven Sims Jr. fumble the ball as he was tackled on what had been a good punt return.

From there, the Cardinals had possession at the 40-yard line. Like the last drive they started in Washington territory, they would not waste this opportunity.


Over the final 2:44 of the first quarter, the Cardinals rushed four times and had two passes. Murray completed both throws and had a pair of the runs, ending the drive with a 14-yard touchdown.

There would be no interception from him this drive. Arizona would not have to punt or settle for a field goal.

The Cardinals grabbed a 14-0 lead to end the first quarter.

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