GLENDALE AZ - SEPTEMBER 02: Quarterback Derek Anderson #3 of the Arizona Cardinals prepares to snap the ball during the first quarter of the preseason NFL game against the Washington Redskins at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2 2010 in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead this Sunday. Both teams have a losing streak they would like to end: A 2 game losing streak for KC and a 4 game down turn for Arizona.
Every team in the NFL has strengths and weaknesses, tendencies, and go-to guys. They have plays they like to call during tight situations or directions they like to run when in the middle of the football field.
Let's check out those tendencies.
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Cardinals Rushing Offense
|Left End||Left Tackle||Left Guard||Up the Middle||Right Guard||Right Tackle||Right End|
|Plays: 23||Plays: 37||Plays: 8||Plays: 50||Plays: 6||Plays: 33||Plays: 19|
|NFL Rank: 24||NFL Rank: 10||NFL Rank: 31||NFL Rank: 21||NFL Rank: 32||NFL Rank: 13||NFL Rank: 23|
|Avg Gain: 5.30||Avg Gain: 2.27||Avg Gain: 5.63||Avg Gain: 2.20||Avg Gain: 4.67||Avg Gain: 4.24||Avg Gain: 8.21|
|NFL Rank: 12||NFL Rank: 31||NFL Rank: 5||NFL Rank: 32||NFL Rank: 8||NFL Rank: 14||NFL Rank: 2|
Cardinals Rushing Notes:
- The Arizona Cardinals are dead last in number of rushing attempts (not shown in graph). That means the Chiefs will be looking to stop the Cardinal passing game first. Last week, against the Broncos, the Chiefs had a hard time stopping Denver's running game despite any previous problems the Broncos had. Look for the Chiefs to solve the running problem.
- Being last in the NFL in rushing attempts means you don't run the ball to well. If Arizona has any running tendencies it would be off the left and right tackle: They rank 10th and 13th in attempts, respectively.
- As a relative tendency, the Cardinals have rushed at the center 50 times. Since opponents have rushed at KC 147 times...expect the Cardinals to test the middle.
Cardinals Rushing Yards Per Team vs Defensive Rushing Rank
- The last time the Cardinals passed for 100 yards is two games ago against Tampa Bay.
- To give a comparison between the Cardinal rushing attack and the Chiefs. KC rushed for 112 yards against Oakland and 109 yards against San Diego.
Cardinals Passing Offense
Avg Gain: 7.8NFL Rank: 2nd
Avg Gain: 13.3NFL Rank: 29th
Avg Gain: 11.7NFL Rank: 7th
||MIDDLE SHORT||RIGHT SHORT
Avg Gain: 4.9
Avg Gain: 5.6NFL Rank: 30th
Avg Gain: 5.2NFL Rank: 11th
|Cardinals Passing Zone Frequency Chart
Cardinals Passing Notes:
- Arizona likes to throw the ball to the left and right, not much down the middle. That tells me they don't have a top flight tight end.
- When they throw it short left and right...they appear to not get a lot of catch-and-run. The Cardinals average 4.9 and 5.2 going short left and short right, that's ranked 31st and 25th in the NFL, respectively. That means they either like a lot of comeback or short out routes or their slants and drag routes aren't getting much production.
- The Cardinals do like to throw the ball deep. They are ranked 2nd when throwing deep left and 7th when throwing deep right.
- Above is the new passing game comparison chart. The top chart is where the offense likes to go with the ball (by attempts) and the bottom chart is the Chiefs defensive rank in how many yards per catch are surrendered. Let me know if this new chart is useful.
- According to the chart, looks like the big match-up is going to be the Cardinals tendency to want to pass deep right (ranked 7th in attempts) and the Chiefs stingy defense when teams go deep right (ranked 6th in average yards per reception).
- The Cardinals haven't like throwing the ball down the deep middle of the field. But after watching the Broncos game against the Chiefs...they might reconsider. Hear is hoping that KC gets at least one of the two safeties back from injury.
Other Interesting Stats:
- Arizona is around the NFL average in red zone scoring (average 51%).
- When it comes to scoring when it is goal-to-go, look for the Cardinals to get the score. They get the ball into the end zone 75% of the time. The NFL average is 68% so far this year.
- Currently the Cardinals are below the NFL average (NFL 38%) in 3rd down conversions.
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