Kyler Murray won’t look at 49ers-Rams scoreboard
The Cardinals clinched a playoff berth a few weeks ago. But with NFC West still up for grabs between them and the Rams moving into Week 18.
Arizona will host Seattle to end the regular season while San Francisco will play against Los Angeles. If the Cardinals beat the Seahawks and the Rams fall to the 49ers, then Arizona will win the NFC West and stay home for the Wild Cards round.
Either way, the Cardinals play next week. And that’s probably part of why the Arizona quarterback Kyler murray said he wouldn’t be looking at the dash to keep tabs on what’s going on in LA
“I’m not monitoring anything,” Murray said at his press conference Wednesday. “I’m sure we’ll see the score on Sunday for whatever happens, whatever the implications. I’m not too worried about it. Personally, I focus on the Seahawks. When it comes to staying healthy, that’s the idea. The idea is to keep everyone healthy before the playoffs. I don’t really think about hurting myself. I’m just going to play my game and try to stay as safe as possible while doing it.
Murray noted that he didn’t think anyone was taking Seattle lightly given the club are division rivals. And while the team has had a tough time losing three in a row in December, the fact that the team can still win the division for the first time since 2015 means something.
“It shows that our record before we started losing was just good,” said Murray. “We got into a position of, I don’t mean, ‘losing a couple’, but obviously that’s what happened. We were unbeaten, then we lost to the Packers, and then we fell to other teams, but we put ourselves in a position to have a bit of that wiggle room.
“It’s the NFL, everyone’s been through it, but now we’re there. At this point, being able to win the division would be a big milestone and an accomplishment for us, but at the end of the day it’s just something that you can say you did. It doesn’t matter once you get into the playoffs. I’m looking forward to Sunday and that’s my goal.