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Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Personnel report: Cardinals find balance


Arizona Personnel Group at St. Louis, Week 9 RunsYards/ RunPass Att.
Yards/Pass Att.
INTSacks
Total TD
4 WR32.72110.60
1
2
2 RB, 3 WR
  1
0.0000
2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE14
8.66
11.8001
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE4
6.8  000
2 RB, 3 TE       
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE6
3.55
9.80
00
TOTALS32
5.633
10.40
1
3

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Cardinals were a fascinating team to watch during their blowout victory over the Rams in Week 9.

The unannounced switch from Edgerrin James to Tim Hightower at running back produced the desired results. The Cardinals showed balance in amassing more than 500 yards, but they also missed numerous opportunities. This could have been a 600-yard game.

Arizona dropped passes and committed penalties that wiped out big plays. The Cardinals also missed a few blocks that might have sprung Hightower for additional yardage. Overall, however, this was still a very impressive performance. A few things I noticed while breaking down the Cardinals' offensive personnel use:

For the full breakdown, download the usual file breaking down the Cardinals' production across personnel groups against the Rams.

This file features a second sheet with play-by-play information sortable by quarter, drive number, personnel, play type, ball carrier, yards gained and more.