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Chase Edmonds Shines Bright in the Big Apple

Cardinals run game lead by Chase Edmonds helps deliver Arizona's third straight win.

By: Kyle Hernandez

The Arizona Cardinals were forced to work with a different type of game plan today. Unfortunately, because of the rainy weather in New York, Kliff Kingsbury's air raid offense was grounded for the day. Even with the air raid down for the day, the Cardinals succeeded where they had not yet at this point of the season as they finally got the ground game working.

The Cardinals came out hot for the second straight week scoring on a rushing touchdown by Chase Edmonds on their first drive of the game. Edmonds would go on to score two more touchdowns on the day along with 126 rushing yards on 27 attempts, he was absolutely on fire as he filled in for David Johnson. Johnson on the other hand only saw one snap which took place on the first play of the game, clearly he was not fully ready to play in today's game as Edmonds took the workload for the remainder of the game.

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After what we saw from Chase Edmonds today, I think the question needs to be raised. Should the Cardinals limit Johnsons carries at running back and use him more as a slot receiver?

Some might be rolling their eyes right now, I'm sure. But seriously, with what we have seen out of Edmonds and his explosiveness all season I think the Cardinals could truly benefit from making this move. So far, up until today we have only seen bits and pieces of Chase Edmonds, but it was truly refreshing to see a Cardinals run game absolutely dominate for once, something we haven't seen since 2015.

We all love watching the Kyler Murray show every week, and some were worried about how that would look today with the rain falling, and if we can't throw can we even have success? Well that question was answered firmly today, with the emergence of the run game, and the defense finally coming together as a whole unit. Although, it wasn't always pretty, the Cardinals did lead for the whole game. Arizona still seems like they're trying to find their full identity, but it does seem like they're getting awfully close to knowing just who they are.

At 3-3-1, the Cardinals will travel to New Orleans next week to face off against the Saints. Drew Brees is expected to be back from his hand injury which will find Teddy Bridgewater back on the bench as a backup. Hopefully the Cardinals are able to carry the momentum of their 3 game win streak into the big easy with them as they look to win 4 straight, but that's a mighty big order when going up against a powerhouse team that currently sits at 6-1.