4 keys to victory for the Panthers against the Cardinals in Week 4

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Try and limit Kyler Murray

Stopping Kyler Murray is a problem very few NFL teams have been able to solve since he entered the league. The quarterback is a phenomenal talent who can make plays any way he chooses and how the Carolina Panthers handle his immense threat is another key element to a potential victory.

It’s all well and good making a plan to stop Murray, but actually doing it is another matter entirely.

His ability to throw the ball has been there for all to see during his career. Murray’s scrambling potential is that of an elusive running back and is another significant element to his protection that shouldn’t be overlooked.

It appears unlikely that any NFL team can completely thwart Murray’s exceptional skill set. But he is prone to the odd mistake under pressure, which was further highlighted with three interceptions against the Detroit Lions last weekend.

Setting a good edge and preventing him from getting out on the run seems like the smart way to go. Someone like Shaq Thompson or Jeremy Chinn needs to be a QB spy at all times, which could make all the difference.

Murray will be hoping that DeAndre Hopkins is available. The pair already look to have built tremendous chemistry over the past three weeks and not having their stud wideout would be a substantial blow to Arizona’s chances of getting back to winning ways at the earliest possible opportunity.