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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray Lets His Game Do The Talking Says Chandler Jones

As the Las Vegas Raiders prepare to host the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday at Allegiant, Chandler Jones was made available to the media. One of the topics that the former Cardinal spoke on was his ex-quarterback, Kyler Murray.

Jones, who spent the last six seasons in Arizona, is no doubt familiar with Murray and his playing style. The Cardinals’ quarterback, who signed a long-term commitment this offseason, is an unorthodox signal-caller. He’ll present a unique challenge for the Raiders and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. Murray’s unique style, along with his notable combination of arm strength and speed, will make him a difficult match. However, Jones is confident that the Raiders can overcome and rise to the challenge.

“I think Kyler, as I said before, is a very unique player. He’s very hard to emulate; the things that he does, [his] arm strength; he has a very strong arm. But as for his legs, he’s very fast. So we’ll definitely have a task at hand. A tough task to get after him. But we should be fine. As long as everyone does a job.”

Raiders Blog: Can Las Vegas slow down Kyler Murray?

The biggest question heading into Sunday is whether the Raiders’ front seven will be able to contain Murray. Against the Kansas City Chiefs, Murray threw for two touchdowns on 22 completions. In total, it was 193 passing yards, not exactly a number that pops out. As far as his legs, the Chiefs’ defense contained Murray, as No. 1 only escaped for 29 yards on the ground. With his receiver corps missing its biggest weapon in DeAndre Hopkins, it’s possible that the Raiders could have a field day.

Nate Hobbs is coming off a great outing against the Los Angeles Chargers and could feasibly (maybe shut down) guard any of the remaining Cardinal wideouts. It’s a matchup that the Raiders cannot overlook as they try to get back to .500 this season.

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*Top Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

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