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Kyler Murray Given Lowest PFF Grade Of Season Against Rams

Pro Football Focus tidbits from the 38-28 loss to Los Angeles

QB Kyler Murray eludes pressure against the Rams.
QB Kyler Murray eludes pressure against the Rams.

Kyler Murray has been consistent this season, with solid Pro Football Focus grades in the first 11 games of the year, but that streak came to an end on Sunday.

Murray was given a mark of 48.8 in the 38-28 loss to the Rams, which was his worst of the year.

Murray graded out at 51.9 for his passing performance and 47.4 for rushing. The Cardinals' offense has struggled for three straight games, but PFF didn't put the first two on the shoulders of Murray.

He was given a 76.0 grade against the Seahawks and a 78.4 mark against the Patriots. Murray has an overall grade of 80.4 this season, which is tied for No. 11 in the NFL among quarterbacks.

Other Pro Football Focus tidbits of note from Week 12:

  • Tight end Dan Arnold earned a 93.2 overall grade, best on the team, which is of little surprise considering he had two catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns. Arnold only played nine snaps in the contest, his lowest number of the year.
  • Left tackle D.J. Humphries gave up a sack to Aaron Donald, but otherwise graded out well with an overall mark of 78.3. He was the only player on offense besides Arnold who graded out substantially above average.
  • J.R. Sweezy and Justin Murray both saw snaps at guard, but neither graded out well. Sweezy was given a PFF mark of 49.4 and Murray was the lowest on offense at 47.1.
  • The Cardinals' safety duo of Chris Banjo and Budda Baker had the highest PFF grades among the starters on defense, but the unit played poorly so their marks of 68.9 and 65.2 weren't too much higher than average.
  • Defensive lineman Domata Peko, outside linebacker Haason Reddick, outside linebacker Markus Golden, inside linebacker Jordan Hicks and defensive end Zach Allen were all given grades under 50.0.
  • Outside linebacker Dennis Gardeck's sack on just three snaps pushed his PFF grade up to 86.3 on the year, as he continues to make the most of his limited playing time.