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.