Jan 26, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Detailed view of the Pro Bowl trophy at the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. The AFC defeated the NFC 38-33.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFC beats AFC in first-ever virtual Pro Bowl

Capping a challenging season played amid a global pandemic, the NFC won the first-ever virtual Pro Bowl 32-12 over the AFC Sunday in a game played on the Madden 21 video game, with NFL players and celebrities at the controls.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray captained the NFC squad by running the team in the opening quarter by playing as himself. Murray led the NFC squad to a first-quarter touchdown and earned game MVP honors.

Murray handed the controls to NASCAR star Bubba Wallace, who powered the NFC offense to three touchdowns in the second quarter.

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams and former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran the NFC for the final two quarters in the victory.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson started the game for the AFC in the first quarter and left trailing 7-6. He was followed by former NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry and rapper Snoop Dogg.

Gamemaker EA Sports teamed with the NFL to set up a week of “Verzuz” matchups with celebrities, former NFL stars, current NFL players and streamers competing with the 2021 Pro Bowl rosters. Sunday’s virtual Pro Bowl replaced the originally scheduled game set in Las Vegas, ahead of Super Bowl LV in Tampa on Feb. 7.

–Field Level Media

Dec 26, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Cards’ Murray (leg) practices, vows to play vs. Rams

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray participated in practice on Wednesday and told reporters that he expects to play in this weekend’s game at the Los Angeles Rams.

The Cardinals (8-7) have lost four of their last six games to fall behind the Chicago Bears (8-7) for the final playoff spot in the NFC. Arizona, however, would punch its ticket to the postseason for the first time since 2015 if it defeats Los Angeles (9-6) on Sunday.

Murray sustained a lower leg injury in the waning seconds of the Cardinals’ 20-12 setback to San Francisco on Saturday.

“There’s no holding back. If we lose, I’ll be home chillin’,” Murray said. “My leg … I’ll be fine.”

Murray completed 31 of 50 passes for 247 yards with one interception against the 49ers. He has thrown for 3,884 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while rushing for 816 yards and 11 scores this season.

Murray has passed for 7,606 yards with 46 touchdowns and 24 interceptions and rushed for 1,360 yards and 15 scores in 31 career games. The Cardinals selected him with the top overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Nov 15, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) against the Buffalo Bills in the second half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Kyler Murray files to trademark ‘Hail Murray’

Kyler Murray’s Week 10 touchdown heave to DeAndre Hopkins with two seconds left might go down in history as more than just a miraculous play that earned the Arizona Cardinals a 32-30 win over the Buffalo Bills.

It might double as an extra source of income for the 23-year-old quarterback.

The day after Murray’s Hail Mary beat the Bills, Murray’s representatives filed the necessary paperwork to trademark the term “Hail Murray” on Monday. They also filed for similar protection for “Murray Magic.”

The application is waiting for approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Murray’s filing says he plans to use the terms for apparel and entertainment services.

Murray’s sack-eluding scramble and 43-yard touchdown pass that Hopkins caught in the midst of three Bills defenders was the talk of the sports world this past week.

The second-year pro has already thrown for 2,644 yards and 19 touchdowns this season in 10 games after throwing for 3,722 yards and 20 touchdowns in 16 games as a rookie. He has also rushed for 619 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Murray’s Cardinals are 6-4, third place in the NFC West division.

–Field Level Media

Heisman Trophy Winner Props: Updated through Week 11

Heisman Trophy Winner Props: Updated through Week 12

Tua Tagovailoa’s odds decreased, but he’s still the heavy favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Kyler Murray closes the gap.

Note: The change column indicates the percentage change in the odds of each player. Positive change labeled in green means the player is getting bet and his odds are lower, while the negative change in red means the player’s odds have regressed.

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HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER PROPS: UPDATED THROUGH WEEK 7

Heisman Trophy Winner Props: Updated through Week 11

Tua Tagovailoa’s odds decreased, but he’s still the heavy favorite to win the Heisman Trophy

Note: The change column indicates the percentage change in the odds of each player. Positive change labeled in green means the player is getting bet and his odds are lower, while the negative change in red means the player’s odds have regressed.

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