Last week the Cardinals looked good. Maybe too good considering the circumstances.

It’s been an undeniably disappointing season for Arizona, who now have Hard Knocks cameras front and center to capture it all.

What was expected to be the most explosive offense in football has been anything but, and the defense has looked like a sieve at times. But last weekend, something unusual happened. With star quarterback Kyler Murray sitting out with an injury, the Cardinals looked… good. Like, really good. 

Playing on the road in a must-win spot against the Rams, Arizona controlled the game throughout on their way to a 27-17 victory. Starting in place of Murray, veteran quarterback Colt McCoy was decisive and efficient in running Kliff Kingsbury’s system. McCoy successfully got the ball in the hands of Arizona’s best playmakers, with DeAndre Hopkins and Rondelle Moore securing 10 and 9 receptions respectively. 

McCoy is likely to start again in Week 11 against the 49ers, and if Arizona pulls off another upset, don’t be surprised if people call for him to keep playing—even if the team did just give Kyler a stupid amount of money in a stupidly worded contract.

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