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About that Arizona ground game

12/7/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Cardinals ran the ball six times for 40 yards on their opening 76-yard touchdown drive against the Rams, mixing J.J. Arrington and Tim Hightower.

Running the ball against St. Louis would not distinguish the Cardinals from other teams, but any yards on the ground count as progress for Arizona, regardless of the opponent. Handing off six times in 10 plays to open the game suggests the Cardinals agree.