Patriots Top an Injured Kyler Murrays Cardinals In MNF
Jon coming in clutch again as he had the Patriots on the money line who came away with the W. On Monday night the Patriots scored 20 unanswered points, totaled six sacks, forced two turnovers and scored a defensive touchdown to rally for a dramatic win over the Cardinals in the final NFL game of Week 14
Patriot’s linebacker Josh Uche finished with three sacks in the 27-13 win at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Fellow linebacker Matthew Judon and defensive tackle Daniel Ekuale logged 1.5 sacks and one sack, respectively.
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray completed his only pass attempt for 9 yards, but sustained what appears to be a very serious knee injury on a 3-yard run in the first quarter. He did not return to the game. Backup QB Colt Mccoy came in and completed 27 of 40 passes for 246 yards and an interception in the loss.
Neither team scored in the first quarter. Cardinals kicker Matt Prater made a 33 yard field goal early in the second for a 3-0 edge. The Patriots responded with an impressive 8 play, 75-yard drive. Running back Kevin Harris ran in for a 14 yard touchdown to end that possession.
Prater then followed with a 32 yard field goal, which cut the Patriots lead to a point. The Cardinals added another 7 play, 63-yard drive later in the quarter. Running back James Conner ended that drive with a 10-yard score to go up 13-7.
Patriot’s kicker Nick Folk made a 51-yard field goal at the end of the first half. He made another 23-yard kick to end the first drive of the second half. The Patriots then took the lead when defensive back Kyle Dugger forced a fumble.
Linebacker Raekwon Mcmillan recovered the loose ball and returned it for a 23-yard score. The Patriots turned a turnover into points again at the start of the fourth quarter.
Defensive back Marcus Jones intercepted McCoy with 1:14 left in the third. Patriots running back Pierre Strong Jr. ran for a 3-yard score five plays later for the final points of the night.
Strong logged 90 yards from scrimmage and a score on seven touches in the victory. Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 24 of 35 passes for 235 yards and an interception.
The Patriots (7-6) will face the Las Vegas Raiders (5-8) at 4:05 p.m. EST Sunday in Las Vegas. The Cardinals (4-9) will battle the Denver Broncos (3-10) at 4:05 p.m. Sunday in Denver.