NFL Week 10 Game Recap: Arizona Cardinals 25, Atlanta Falcons 23

2T6YK57 Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) scores a touchdown in the end zone against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Cardinals took down the Atlanta Falcons 25-22 in Kyler Murray’s first game back from injury.

Offensive spotlight: In his first NFL action since tearing his ACL, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray went 19-for-32 for 249 yards, though he did have a particularly bad interception across the middle in the third quarter. We saw his mobility on display early, with Murray using his legs to avoid a sack, and he finished the game with 33 rushing yards.

With Taylor Heinicke getting the start at quarterback again, the Falcons passing offense struggled to get things going. He went 8-for-15 for 55 yards before being hurt and replaced by Desmond Ridder, who went four-for-six for 39 yards and a rushing touchdown.

Defensive spotlight: Nate Landman continued a nice first season as a starter with more big plays for the Falcons defense in this game. He had the interception of Murray over the middle and brought the Cardinals quarterback down for an 11-yard loss.

Rookie spotlight: Paris Johnson Jr. had the best game of his career, both overall and in pass protection according to our first pass at grading in this game. The Cardinals saw plenty of rookies getting work on defense again, with Starling Thomas V, Garrett Williams, BJ Ojulari and Dante Stills all seeing 20 or more snaps.

Bijan Robinson saw the heaviest workload as a runner of his young career, turning 22 carries into 95 yards and a touchdown. He also caught one pass for 11 yards.

Box Score

Passing
Atlanta Falcons
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Taylor Heinicke 9.6 8 / 15 55 3.7 1 0
Desmond Ridder 8.66 4 / 6 39 6.5 0 0
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Kyler Murray 18.26 19 / 32 249 7.8 0 1
Rushing
Atlanta Falcons
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Bijan Robinson 17.6 22 95 4.3 1 17
Taylor Heinicke 9.6 4 34 8.5 0 16
Desmond Ridder 8.66 3 11 3.7 1 9
Tyler Allgeier 4.8 9 31 3.4 0 8
Cordarrelle Patterson 4 3 13 4.3 0 6
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Kyler Murray 18.26 6 33 5.5 1 13
James Conner 7.3 16 73 4.6 0 11
Clayton Tune 6.1 1 1 1 1 1
Tony Jones Jr. 1.3 1 13 13 0 13
Keaontay Ingram 0.2 2 2 1 0 2
Receiving
Atlanta Falcons
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPR TD
Bijan Robinson 17.6 2 1 11 11 0
Scotty Miller 7.2 1 1 2 2 1
Drake London 6.6 4 3 36 12 0
Kyle Pitts 6 5 3 30 10 0
Tyler Allgeier 4.8 1 1 7 7 0
Cordarrelle Patterson 4 2 2 7 3.5 0
Jonnu Smith 1.1 2 1 1 1 0
Van Jefferson 0 1 0 0 0 0
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPR TD
Trey McBride 24.1 9 8 131 16.4 0
Rondale Moore 9.3 8 5 43 8.6 0
Michael Wilson 6.4 6 3 34 11.3 0
Marquise Brown 3.8 4 1 28 28 0
Geoff Swaim 3.3 2 2 13 6.5 0
Zach Pascal 0 1 0 0 0 0
Elijah Higgins 0 1 0 0 0 0
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