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Adjustment helps Cardinals free up offense

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Cardinals' ability to get the football to running backs against pressure helped them beat the Eagles during the NFC Championship Game.

These were designed throws, not obvious hot reads, and Arizona has gone to them again in Super Bowl XLIII. The move helped them sustain their recent drive to a touchdown. Anquan Boldin's 45-yard reception was the big play, but the Cardinals had to sustain the drive to get in position for that play. They sustained the drive by finding Edgerrin James out of the backfield for gains of 10, 5 and 11 yards.

Arizona is having some physical matchup problems in this game. That was the case against the Eagles as well. The Cardinals need to combat that with their scheme. They did it against the Eagles and the approach worked against the Steelers in closing the deficit to 10-7.