Cardinals vs.  Bears - Game Report - December 5, 2021

CHICAGO (AP) – Kyler Murray threw two touchdown passes and scored twice more on the ground on his return from an ankle injury in the Arizona Cardinals’ 33-22 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

The Cardinals (10-2) recovered Murray and three-time All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins after both players missed three games due to injuries to win a comfortable victory over Chicago (4-8). The leaders of the National Conference West Division, who have the best record in the NFL, intercepted Andy Dalton four times.

The Cardinals, who rested last week, improved to 7-0 on the road, with at least 10 points in each of those victories.

Jalen Thompson and Budda Baker intercepted passes that were deflected in Chicago’s first two offensive series. The Cardinals took advantage of Murray connecting with Hopkins on a 20-yard pass that the receiver made his way another nine to the end zone. He also threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to James Conner in the second quarter to make it 21-7, giving Chicago its sixth loss in seven games.

Murray completed 11 of 15 passes for 123 yards, for a total of 10,092 yards in three seasons. At 24 years and 120 days, he became the fourth-youngest player to add 10,000 by air in his career, according to the NFL.

Drew Bledsoe (23 years and 299 days), Jameis Winston (23 years and 303 days) and Dan Marino (24 years and 63 days) are the only quarterbacks to achieve it with less age.