FTP: Tale of the Cards-Titans' tape

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- It's not quite like college, but rankings in the NFL do mean something.

On a weekly basis, Arizona's coaches can be heard rattling off their opponents' standings in a variety of categories. Here's a look at how Arizona and Tennessee rank within the NFL in some of the most important categories.



Yards/game: 18-21

Yards/play: 18-20

Rush yards/game: 25-15

Pass yards/game: 14-23

Interception rate: 30-20

Sacks/pass att.: 17-13

3rd down percentage: 22-6

Red zone percentage: 19-14


Yards/game: 5-14

Yards/play: 3-14

Rush yards/game: 3-20

Pass yards/game: 11-10

Interception rate: 7-21

Sacks/pass att.:11-21

3rd down percentage: 12-4

Red zone percentage: 15-29

In other news ...

Kent Somers of AZCentral.com writes about the Cards' penchant for scoring on opening drives.

Bob McManaman of AZCentral.com writes about the nose tackle tandem of Dan Williams and Alameda Ta'amu.

Craig Morgan of FoxSportsArizona.com writes about Tyrann Mathieu's reaction to being injured.

Kyle Odegard of AZCardinals.com writes about the injuries that have plagued the Cardinals' rookie class.

Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com writes about Karlos Dansby not worrying about the future.