Kyler Murray shines, but Cardinals' rally comes up short in loss to Ravens

Posted at 1:11 PM, Sep 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-15 16:16:45-04

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals mounted a fourth-quarter rally for the second time in as many games.

This time, they came up a bit short.

The Cards fell to 0-1-1 on the season with a 23-17 loss at the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Murray completed 25 of 40 passes for 349 yards, making him just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 yards in each of his first two NFL starts. (Cam Newton in 2011 was the other), and he completed passes to nine different receivers Sunday. Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk both had over 100 receiving yards in a losing effort.

The loss follows the Cardinals' come-from-behind 27-27 tie against the Detroit Lions in last weekend's regular-season opener.

Fitzgerald brought in a 54-yard reception in the fourth quarter to set up a David Johnson touchdown and a two-point conversion from Murray to fellow rookie KeeSean Johnson to trim Baltimore's lead to 20-17. But the Cards were unable to move the ball for the remainder of the quarter, and the Ravens were able to pick up multiple first downs and run out the clock on their final possession.

Lamar Jackson threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 120 yards for the Ravens.

The Cardinals return home next week to face the Carolina Panthers in Glendale.