6. Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray? Don’t Mind if I Do
I can get used to watching these two go head-to-head for years to come, and I think we’re going to get that pleasure. What a game Sunday night!
We got to watch them throw a combined 98 passes, completing 67 of them for 748 yards and six touchdowns, while also running a combined 20 times for 151 yards and a score. They combined for 899 yards of offense and seven touchdowns. Their teams combined for 1,091 yards of offense and 71 points – and honestly with offensive yardages like that, they could have gone for closer to 100 points.
Wilson goes 33 of 50 for 388 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing six times for 84 yards, but his three interceptions are critical. Murray goes 34 of 48 for 360 yards, three touchdowns and a pick while also scrambling for 67 yards and a score on 14 attempts. They’re both electrifying, despite a lack of size.
Yeah, sign me up to watch this matchup two or three times a year!
7. DK Metcalf and Larry Fitzgerald Hustle Hard
DK Metcalf’s touchdown-saving tackle was one of those plays that literally nobody in the NFC East would make. But it was fun to watch. That’s the type of stuff championship caliber teams do, and props to DK Metcalf for hustling like crazy. Also, kudos to the Seattle defense for cementing the play by keeping Arizona out of the end zone.
Not to be outdone – well, okay, he was still outdone but he ended up with the victorious last laugh – Larry Fitzgerald made a hustle play to get the game to overtime. The veteran receiver grabbed the ball and raced it to his center to make sure Kyler Murray could get the snap off and spike the football in time for a game-tying field goal attempt. Not many wide receivers are heads up enough in that spot to make the play, but Fitzgerald is. As a result we were all treated to overtime football.