Arizona Cardinals: Running game in question against Rams
The Arizona Cardinals don’t know who will be able to run the ball against the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday
The Arizona Cardinals might be so thin at running back on the depth chart this Sunday, they had to promote Bronson Hill from the practice squad on Wednesday. Why the move? There are three other backs dealing with injuries.
Starting running back Adrian Peterson missed practice on Wednesday due to a neck injury. Kerwynn Williams practiced but is dealing with a rib injury. Elijhaa Penny also practiced but has a knee injury.
According to azcentral.com, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians doesn’t know who will be available come this Sunday. If you remember, the Cardinals abandoned the running game early in the game against the Los Angeles Rams in their first matchup in London.
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We knew Williams was hurting after Sunday’s game but it was a surprise to hear the Cardinals were dealing with other injuries at the position as well. If Peterson can’t go, it would seem Williams or D.J. Foster would get the starting nod.
The Cardinals were coming off a huge performance by Peterson in his debut with the team against the Rams last time. Peterson ran the ball only 11 times against the Rams last time. As a team, the Cardinals ran 12 times for 25-yards.
The running game will need to be much better this time around. They also need to avoid abandoning it so early.
The game was still a contest when the Cardinals decided that the run game was struggling and stuck to mostly passing the rest of the way. The Cardinals only ran a total of 47 plays against the Rams in the first meeting.
The Cardinals ran the ball 31 times last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars for 108-yards in victory. They were led by Peterson’s 79-yards on 20 carries.