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Kyler Murray on Cardinals' Blowout Loss to Chiefs: 'They Kicked Our Ass'

Doric SamSeptember 12, 2022

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The Arizona Cardinals got off to a rough start to the 2022 season after suffering a 44-21 blowout loss at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.

After the game, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray didn't mince words when assessing how the game went.

"They kicked our ass," Murray told reporters.

Murray completed 22 of 34 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns while adding a team-high 29 rushing yards in Sunday's loss before being pulled with 1:47 remaining in the game. He failed to keep up with his counterpart, as Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was nearly pristine with 360 yards and five touchdowns on 30-of-39 passing.

Mahomes was playing his first NFL game against Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who coached him in college at Texas Tech. The student schooled the teacher in this case, as Mahomes opened with passing touchdowns on each of Kansas City's first three drives. The Cardinals defense struggled mightily and gave up nearly 500 yards of total offense, surrendering 128 yards on the ground and being outgained by the Chiefs 488-282.

Murray was playing in his first game since being signed to a $230.5 million, five-year contract this offseason. He was missing a couple of key players on offense, as wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is suspended for the first six games because of a PED violation and wideout Rondale Moore was inactive with a hamstring injury. Arizona was also without star defensive end J.J. Watt, who sat out because of a calf injury.

The Cardinals will try to get back on track next week when they travel to face the Las Vegas Raiders.

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