Yesterday, the Arizona Cardinals did it again. They went another game without allowing a 100 yard rusher. A matter of fact they are the only team in the NFL after several weeks to not allow a 100 yard rusher.
@AZCardinals only NFL team not to allow 100-yard rusher in ’14
The Bills were the only team in the league not to allow a run of 20 plus yards, and that was broke on Sunday against the Vikings, but the Cards defense has remained strong.
The Cardinals have managed to sidestep their boatload of injuries to hang in there defensively thus far. Only once have the Cards allowed more than 20 points in a game – their one loss – and the unit is third in the NFL in rush defense. The pass defense is currently last in yards allowed, thanks to the clinic Peyton Manning put on in Denver.
Darren Urban @Cardschatter
#AZCardinals now ranked 1st in NFL in run defense, allowing 72.5 ypg. Detroit No. 2 at 73.4. Denver at 74.3. Philly, Dallas next 2 games.
Arizona is just sitting a top of the division smiling with the others in the NFC West crumble, and it is because the defense is making the offenses the play one dimensional.