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Kyle Allen achieved success in his Arizona Hometown

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Kyle Allen’s friend Christian Kirk wishes Kyle to have a great NFL career.

Kirk doesn’t want Allen to get that rising route of success so early.

Allen was the former star quarterback at Scottsdale Desert Mountain High School, he was so good against the Cardinals on Sunday, completing 19-of-26 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns.

Allen’s performance made it possible for panthers played without star quarterback Cam Newton but still moved offensively in a 38-20 win.

“Bittersweet,” said Kirk, the Cardinals’ second-year wide receiver who played at Scottsdale Saguaro High School. “Obviously I’m so proud of him, and what he’s able to do, and leading that team. But it’s tough when you’re on the losing end.”

Allen was one of the highest-rated quarterback recruits in the country coming out of high school but his college career never took off. He went undrafted and was unemployed for a stretch last year – watching Kirk and the Cardinals from the stands at one point – but shined in his homecoming.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever played in this stadium,” Allen said. “I have a lot of people here, a lot of family, a lot of friends, friends on the other team. It’s special coming home.”

Kirk said, “Bittersweet,” he is the Cardinals’ second-year wide receiver and he played at Scottsdale Saguaro High School. “Obviously I’m so proud of him, and what he’s able to do, and leading that team. But it’s tough when you’re on the losing end.”

Allen was the best player in his high school but his college career wasn’t that impressive. He went undrafted and jobless for a stretch last year – he kept observing Kirk and Cardinals by sitting on the floor at some point– but he encountered and came back as a shining star in his hometown.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever played in this stadium,” Allen said. “I have a lot of people here, a lot of family, a lot of friends, friends on the other team. It’s special coming home.”

Allen was happy to have his friend Kirk back with him as they had moved away with the victory. They even changed their jerseys with each other after the play.

“We’ve both been through so much together since high school, and even last year when I wasn’t on a team, he was out here helping me because I was out in Arizona,” Allen said. “And we just support each other through it all. He has obviously had a monstrous career and he’s going to continue that monstrous career. He’s a great player and a great friend, and he’s a really good teammate. It was awesome to play against him tonight.”

ANDY LEE EXPERIANCED HIP FLEXOR INJURY

Punter Andy Lee experienced hip injury. He suffered this injury when he undertook Panthers punt returner Ray-Ray McCLoud and when this happened Lee left the game and kicker Zane Gonzalez came to handel punt duties the rest of the way.

“We’ll probably know a little more (Monday), but right now I don’t think it’s anything crazy, crazy, crazy serious,” Lee said. “But it was enough to where I couldn’t continue to do my job. We’ll see what happens.”

Lee’s net punting average is 42.7 with three punts for 128 yards. Choosing Gonzalez as a replacement was a good decision where he did two punts for 84 yards, with a 42.0 net average.

CARDINALS KNOWS HOW TO USE TACKLE ROTAION RIGHT

Not a long ago, Jordan Mills replaced Justin Murray in the starting lineup, then in the end they rotated the position throughout the day.

First two game were started by Murray for veteran Marcus Gilbert, who went down with a season-ending torn ACL days before the opener. Kliff Kingsbury who is a Cardinals coach said, he will need to review the tape in order to evaluate the pair.

“I think at times (they) held up well, but I’ll have to watch the film,” Kingsbury said.