Reggie Bush Stats Very Misleading; Arizona Cardinals Bottled Him Up All Game

Sept. 30, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Sam Acho (94) and outside linebacker O

Sometimes the numbers can lie, and in Reggie Bush‘s case, they definitely gave the wrong impression.

The stats show that Bush carried the ball 17 times for 67 yards against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday … and most folks would look at that and say he had a pretty good game. However, if you take away his three long runs of 21, 11, and 9 yards, the numbers look different: 14 carries for 26 yards, less than two yards a carry, with several carries where the Cardinals threw him for a loss.

In the next few weeks, the Cardinals will be playing the Rams, Bills, and Vikings — and each of those teams has a breakaway runner who is capable of doing some big damage.  The Cardinals rush defense will have to be at its best — just like it was on Sunday against Bush and the Dolphins.

Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Reggie Bush

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  • Razz

    haha, why you hating on Bush? Let’s take away all is good runs cause they don’t count for some reason….now, let’s just focus on his bad ones. Duh…every runner who breaks 100 yds has a few big runs. This wasn’t even worth the story dude

  • taydigga7

    totally agree with Razz…yeah I think AZ limited him but not so much due to their d as much as Philbin limited the workload due to his minor injury and some bad coaching. If he would’ve ran the ball instead of passing MIA would’ve won (maybe). But seeing that you’re an AZ Cardinals writer, I see why you’d paint it this way. Doesn’t make it justifiable though. Truth is he did a decent job against you guys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527747842 Scott A. Griffiths

    I see Razz & Johnson’s point – but every featured RB is going to get breakaway runs. In this case, he had three runs of 21, 11, and 9. Reasonable, but hardly amazing. And after those, the rest were a pittance. Yes, all the yards count on the stat sheets, but didn’t count on the scoreboard.

    Fact is, Cards run defense stopped Bush from breaking the game open and having a 100+ yard game we all know he can have. I hope they can continue to quiet the run against St. Louis.

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