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Kyler Murray Only Needed One Quarter to Prove How Special He is

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after converting a two-point conversion against the Detroit Lions during the final moments of the second half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Lions and Cardinals tied 27-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals ended up tying the Detroit Lions in their season opener. That's not what you're looking for as a team, but when you consider how poor Arizona played for much of the game, they'll take it.

In the fourth quarter, Arizona was down 18 points. But it was Murray who put together an impressive final quarter of regulation to extend this game into overtime, proving he has all the tools to be a special quarterback in Kliff Kingsbury's offense.

Even though Murray barely completed 50 percent of his passes (29-of-54 with 308 yards), in the fourth he went 15-of-19 for 154 yards and two touchdowns, one of which came within the last minute of regulation.

Let's not get too crazy just yet, as it was against one of worst teams in the NFL in the Detroit Lions. However, his roster isn't vaunted either and Murray was able lead them down the stretch to tie the game up.

That's huge and we can't say every quarterback is capable of that. It looks like the Cardinals have something special on their hands under center. We assumed Murray would show some flashes of brilliance, but we had no idea the former Sooner would be this composed this quickly.