Arizona Cardinals Bold Prediction: Benjamin breaks out in Week 5
Arizona Cardinals running back Eno Benjamin is like a brewing storm. He’s showing flashes of lightning in the distance, ominously gathering strength.
With 22 rushes, 111 yards, and 5.0 yards per carry, Eno Benjamin has been the best running back in the Arizona Cardinals backfield. Your incumbent RB1, James Conner, has had more than twice as many chances to shine at the position, with 45 carries. But with 145 rushing yards, Conner is averaging just 3.2 yards per carry, nowhere near adequate production.
Given Benjamin’s productivity in Week 4, in which he logged five carries for 36 yards, expect him to see more time in the backfield this week. And with an Eagles rushing defense allowing 5.0 yards per carry, Benjamin could shine.
But don’t just take it from me, Bruce Ewing of Inside the Iggles also took note of what Benjamin can and likely will do this weekend in an epic article that featured a lot of cool quotes from another man named Benjamin. You may have heard of him.
Eno Benjamin could have a huge game for the Arizona Cardinals
Benjamin’s worst game this season came in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams, where he averaged 3.2 yards per carry on five touches, giving him 16 rushing yards total. Other than that, he has outperformed Conner in the YPC department in every other– oops, sorry, Benjamin also posted a better YPC than Conner against LA, too.
What is this article saying? Sooner or later, the Cardinals are going to have to throw in the towel on Conner and at least let the likes of Benjamin and running back Darrel Williams cut into his carries. That could be as soon as today, and if it is, look for Benjamin to have a huge performance against a team whose run defense is nowhere near as talented as many think.
The Eno Benjamin storm has been brewing for some time. He has shown flashes of brilliance in the not-so-distant past, and today, if given the opportunity, look for those flashes to multiply quickly.
(Statistics provided by Pro-Football-Reference)