The media and so-called experts may lie, but the numbers don't.
- 2008 regular season: Cardinals finished last in the NFL with an average of 73.6 rushing yards per game. The also had a 3.3 yards per carry average.
- Wild Card Weekend: Against the 25th ranked run defense of the Falcons, the Cardinals had 86 rushing yards on 28 carries. This is a pathetic 3.01 yards per carry average.
- Divisional Round: Against the 20th ranked run defense of the Panthers, the Cardinals had 145 rushing yards on 43 carries. Again a pathetic 3.37 yards per carry average.
So in 2 playoff games the Cardinals are averaging 3.25 yards per carry against mediocre run defenses. Nothing impressive there. I wish them luck against this Eagles' defense.