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Welcome to the HBO spotlight, Colt McCoy.

That Wednesday’s episode of was fitting Hard hitswhich was the second of the behind-the-scenes look at the season at the Arizona Cardinals, opened with star quarterback Kyler Murray receiving treatment.

It was a reminder that the adversity caused by a slow start to the season that was the focus of the first episode was still very much there a week later.

Murray battled a hamstring injury, safety Budda Baker suffered a high ankle sprain, and the offensive line struggled with health before a matchup with Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams. Kelvin Beachum went to hospital with what was feared to be appendicitis but ultimately wasn’t which brought relief and jokes from team mates and coaches.

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.@KelvinBeachumJr 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂….#HardKnocks @12SportsAZ

The season seemed to slip away for the Cardinals after a loss to the Seattle Seahawks dropped their record to 3-6, especially with all the health issues.

But the urgency to turn things around stood out, whether Baker returned to the field much earlier than expected, new father JJ Watt explaining what he went through to return when his heart was shocked back to the beat or McCoy demonstrating a lot of leadership in practice, movie studio and quarterback room.

CameronCox @CamCox12

More McCoy “If we know what to do and if the distance is right and you do your job, we will beat this team. We will beat anyone. That’s the bottom line. So when we talk about what can we do? It’s these little details that are adding.” (2/2) @12SportsAZ

That leadership translated into Sunday, as McCoy led the Cardinals to a 27-17 victory that changed their entire season’s outlook.

It proved to be a stand-in bowl, as John Wolford played for the injured Matthew Stafford at the other end. McCoy came off the winner and went 26 of 37 for 238 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions, while James Conner scored two touchdowns on the ground.

The game was notable for more than just the outcome, as Cardinals associate head coach and wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson butted heads with his son, Van. This gave Hard hits an opportunity to provide one of the poignant moments the show is known for, but ultimately the focus returned to football.

Thanks to McCoy’s effort, Baker and Beachum returns, Watt dominance, and strong play across the roster, the Cardinals are now 4-6 and have some momentum on their side heading into a divisional game against the San Francisco 49ers in Mexico the Monday night football.

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