Kyler Murray described ending the Seahawks’ perfect start to the NFL season as a “huge” step for the Cardinals.
Zane Gonzalez’s field goal secured a dramatic 37-34 overtime victory for the Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on Sunday.
The Seahawks — led by MVP candidate Russell Wilson — were 27-17 in front at half-time and 34-24 up heading into the final three minutes of the fourth quarter, but they were unable to hang on to move to 6-0.
Murray threw for 360 yards and three touchdowns with an interception on 34-for-48 passing, while the quarterback also recorded 67 rushing yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
Victory for Arizona moved them to 5-2, just behind the Seahawks in the NFC West, and Murray felt the way his team went about coming from behind showed the progress they are making.
A team effort for a huge win.
Game balls for @LarryFitzgerald, @isaiahsimmons25, @K1 and Zane Gonzalez.#VictorySpeech x #SNF pic.twitter.com/A9N8RD0FsS
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 26, 2020
“These are the games you honestly dream about growing up, watching ‘Sunday Night Football’ last week, playing on Monday,” Murray said. “These are the games that you want to be a part of, and to be a part of these games, you gotta win, and you gotta keep winning.
“So I’m just super proud of the team, the way we fought, not giving up, no matter the circumstances, just keep battling, keep battling. And that’s what we did. So I think that’s huge for us to take that next step.”
Murray added: “I don’t think I smiled all game, honestly. Just because it felt like you had to have your head down, just keep grinding. Just because when you’re playing Russell, anything’s possible, and I think everybody saw it tonight.
“For me, personally, my mindset was just move the ball, do what I do. Move the ball, be myself and lead the guys down the field, make smart decisions, take care of the ball.
“Whatever I see, go with it, trust it and do it with conviction, and let my guys – obviously, we got a lot of playmakers on my team on the offense – get the ball in their hands, and let them do what they do.”