Oklahoma football: Kyler Murray making a strong NFL MVP case

Former Oklahoma football star Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals remain the only undefeated team in the NFL after another superstar performance from their signal-caller.

Murray led the Cardinals to a 37-20 win over the previously unbeaten Rams on Sunday.

Murray had another great day, delivering 307 yards from scrimmage along with two touchdowns. He was 24 of 32 passing the ball for 268 yards and added 39 yards rushing in an impressive victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

The Cardinals got off to a 24-13 first-half lead and did not look back, as they kept the pressure on the Rams for a full four quarters.

The Arizona scoring began with a 41-yard touchdown strike from Murray to former Cincinnati Bengal and Georgia Bulldog A.J. Green. The two are beginning to build chemistry, which should lead to plenty more touchdown connections in future games.

Murray’s second touchdown came after an 11-play drive that ended with a 14-yard pass to tight end Maxx Williams. The Cardinals continued to score, adding on 23 more points while holding the Rams to just 20 for the entire game.

Murray has led his Cardinals to a 4-0 record, with three of those wins on the road.

Next, Arizona takes on the San Francisco 49ers, followed by a reunion of Baker Mayfield and Murray, when Arizona visits the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 17. It will be the second time Murray and Mayfield have faced each other in their NFL careers.

These past few performances have begun to build a strong resume for Murray as an NFL MVP contender this season.

He currently ranks third in passing yards, and while his nine touchdowns do not put him that high up in the rankings, that number is still in the upper portion of the rankings.

It is still a bit early to be calling MVP races, but the path is clear for Murray. The Cardinals need to keep winning, and he needs to keep putting up numbers like the ones he put up on Sunday in Los Angeles.

It will be tough to beat out the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford and other great quarterbacks in this league for MVP honors. Murray has shown, however, he has the talent to do it, and he certainly has the weapons around him to get the job done.

Sooner fans would love nothing more than to see Murray win the award, and have him become the first Sooner since Adrian Peterson to be named league MVP.