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Cardinals QB Murray feels 'way better' and hopes to face Panthers

By Sports Desk November 10, 2021

Arizona Cardinals star Kyler Murray is hopeful of being fit enough to face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Murray sat out last week's 31-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers due to a sprained left ankle – the first time the quarterback had missed an NFL game in his career.

The 2020 Pro Bowler, who did not practice on Wednesday, hopes to suit up for the Panthers clash.

"I think it's day by day," Murray told reporters midweek, with the Cardinals (8-1) this season. "I think we've got a great plan.

"I feel way better than I did when I talked to you last time, so, I think that's a plus and I'm excited."

Murray leads the NFL in completion percentage (72.7), while he has tallied 2,276 yards for seven touchdowns with a career-high 110.4 rating.

"I think I made crazy strides as far as in a positive direction since it happened," Murray added.

"I think I'm one of those guys that's able to kind of hone in and not be able to do that for maybe some time and get back out there and still play at a high level," Murray said.

"I think, obviously, for anybody, those reps are crucial, but I'm pretty confident in when I do come back that I'll be fine."

The Cardinals' victory over the 49ers was the third time this season Arizona went on the road and gained 350-plus yards without turning the ball over.

Over the last 70 years, the Cardinals have never had more than two such road games in any season, according to Stats Perform.

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