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QB Kyler Murray


(on being right about how they played in the preseason)

Like I said, it doesn't count. My feelings towards it doesn't change. I'm just glad we came out here and we handled business. Like I said, came into a hostile environment and the team played together, fought through adversity. It was a fun thing to have everybody out there, have all of the fans back. They do so much for the game. The atmosphere, the environment is crazy. We fed off of our fans. We fed off of the energy that the offense and defense played a great game. There were a lot of sloppy things that we can fix up, but I know we won't get complacent this year. I'm proud of the team. We've got work to do going into next week.

(on listening to the outside noise of the media)

It's natural for everybody to hear it, see it on social media, all of that stuff. But at the end of the day, when you touch the field, none of that matters. All of that goes out the window. Your job is to report. Your job is to have your opinion, whatever it is, whatever it may be, positive or negative. We can't really control what you say, so it's on us to practice hard and compete, go out there on Sunday, Thursday, Monday and do what we're supposed to do, and today we took care of business.

(on responding to the second-half interception)

That interception shouldn't have happened, but at the end of the day, there's adversity in every game. That was a little bit of ours, and we faced it. We had a lot of early penalties that were stalling a drive that we could've handled and made it a little easier. But at the end of the day, I think all of it is good for us to go through early in the season. That way, we clean it up, go back to work and understand what we have to do. Like I said, I'm proud of the way the guys fought today.

(on how they sustain this success)

How do you sustain it? You've got to keep working hard. Keep that mindset, and that's what we'll do. I won't let our offense get complacent. We know how good we can be. We know the sky's the limit for us. At the end of the day, penalties, turnovers, stuff like that can't happen.

(on the difficulty of working on the passing game in practice with outside linebacker Chandler Jones playing defense and on Jones' five sacks today)

I don't really recall that. I feel like we (the Cardinal's offense) win a majority of the practices. But no, it's great to see Chan (Chandler Jones) do what he did. It's a beautiful thing to see. When you genuinely love somebody, you're boys with them, and he goes out there and does what he does, he deserves it all for sure.

(on his 43-yard scrambling play)

I'm just trying to make a play. Guys look to me to make a play. It's third down, money down, and you've got to convert. That was basically my mindset – to make a play.

(on wide receiver Christian Kirks' over-the-shoulder touchdown catch)

It was zero and trying to kind of disguise it, saw it, and at that point, you get zero and you pick a man and go to him. You've got Hop (DeAndre Hopkins), C. Kirk (Christian Kirk), A.J. (Green) all out there, I think Maxx (Williams) was out there too. It's tough. At that point when you go zero, you've got to make them pay at the end of the day. That was the mindset.

(on defensive lineman J.J. Watt's goal-line situation in the first half)

Yeah, I like that. You get J.J. (Watt) in there, honestly when I came out there, I thought somebody was going to contain, but it is what it is. I'll take those.

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