Cardinals rushing attack vs. Texans run defense
The Texans have a bottom-five rush defense, and it will play into the Cardinals’ hands. Lately, the Cardinals have added to their arsenal in the running game, with receiver Rondale Moore seeing a few carries and performing well.
Chase Edmonds has remained stellar in the running game, and James Conner had his best game of the season against the Cleveland Browns, averaging 4.44 yards per carry in relief of Edmonds. If Edmonds cannot go this week (limited in practice Wednesday), look for Conner and perhaps Moore to split carries against the Texans’ 31st-ranked rushing defense, ahead of only the Los Angeles Chargers.
If Edmonds can go, however, it would be huge for the Cardinals, given his 6.0 yards per carry average. Other than his durability issues, Edmonds has so far erased questions of whether he can become a legitimate RB1.
The Texans also lead the league in rushing touchdowns allowed, and they’re also among the worst in the league in yards per carry average, at 4.7. And despite all the goods coming from the Cardinals’ rushing attack, I have yet to mention Kyler Murray, who can also make things happen with his legs.