The Buffalo Bills (7-2) continue their run through the NFC West when they take on the Arizona Cardinals (5-3) at 4:05 p.m. EST Sunday afternoon.
This is the first-ever meeting between quarterbacks Josh Allen, who put himself back in the MVP conversation with another stellar outing in a 44-34 win over the Seattle Seahawks, and Kyler Murray, the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Allen completed 31 of 38 passes for 415 yards and three passing touchdowns as Buffalo scored the most points against a Pete Carroll-coached team. The defense found its form, too, sacking MVP frontrunner Russell Wilson five times while picking him off twice.
Up next is a matchup with Murray and the Cardinals—the only other team to defeat Seattle this year. The Cardinals saw their three-game winning streak come to an end with a 34-31 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
CBS’ No. 2 broadcasting team of Ian Eagle, Charles Davis and Evan Washburn will be on the call for the Bills/Cardinals clash, which will be broadcast to more than half of the country in the late slot.
The areas that can see the game are highlighted in red (map courtesy of 506sports):
The late CBS audience is split between the Bills/Cardinals, the Denver Broncos at the Las Vegas Raiders (blue), and the Los Angeles Chargers at the Miami Dolphins (green).
Sunday’s matchup will be the 12th all-time between the Bills and the Cardinals.
Buffalo leads the all-time series 7-4, including a 33-18 win on Sept. 25, 2016 as LeSean McCoy rushed for 110 yards and two TDs and the Bills’ defense picked off Carson Palmer four times, led by Stephon Gilmore (two INTs). McCoy scored Buffalo’s first two TDs as the Bills raced out to a 17-0 lead in the second quarter and breezed to their first win of the year.
The last time the Bills went to the desert, Rian Lindell booted a game-winning field goal 3:50 into overtime as Buffalo emerged with a 19-16 win on Oct. 14, 2012.