Murray, this year’s top overall draft pick, got things moving for Arizona when he ran for a 6-yard touchdown on fourth-and-2 to take the lead at 7-3 with 3:40 left in the first quarter. The Cardinals hadn’t had a lead all season entering this game.
Gonzalez missed a 37-yard field goal on the Cardinals’ next drive, but he chipped in a pair of short field goals late in the second quarter to add some cushion, including a 20-yarder as time expired going into halftime with a 13-6.
Cincinnati lost Alex Erickson to a concussion in the second quarter when he hit his head on the ground making a catch that originally was ruled an incomplete pass. The Bengals won a challenge and got the first down but ended up punting.
Bullock made a 48-yard field goal late in the second quarter and added another one in the third, as the teams combined for seven field goals Sunday.
The Cardinals finished with 514 yards of offense, including a season-high 266 yards rushing, and the Bengals totaled 370 yards. Murray completed 20 of 32 passes for 253 yards and had 93 yards on 10 carries, while David Johnson added 91 yards on 17 carries. Murray was sacked just once, despite the Cardinals entering the game with a league-worst 20 sacks through four games.
Mixon finished with 93 yards on 19 carries.