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Thursday, September 24, 2009
Personnel report: Cardinals diversified

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Cardinals in Week 2
Plays Pct. Runs YPC Passes YPA
0TE 24 43.6 4 5.8 20 9.6
1TE 14 25.5 9 4.6 5 7.8
2TE 16 29.1 10 5.7 6 6.7
3TE 1 1.8 1 1.0 0 0.0
Totals 55 100 24 5.1 31 8.7

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando


The Cardinals ran plays against the Jaguars in Week 2 from each of the seven primary personnel groups I track when charting a game. They even used all seven on first down.

That is unusual and possibly attributable to a several things:
The chart shows the Cardinals' production depending on how many tight ends were on the field (not counting quarterback kneel-down plays). They went without a tight end nine times in 28 first-down plays. They used two tight ends 12 times on first down. They mixed it up, in other words.

Note: Download full personnel report with play-by-play notes here

A few other Cardinals-related observations after taking a closer look at their game in Week 2: