Cardinals' ground game stumbles despite 4-0 start

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Associated Press

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 9:01 AM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals are off to their best start in 38 years despite a ground game that isn't keeping pace.

Even though the Cardinals are one of three 4-0 teams in the NFL, their running game ranks 29th out of 32 teams at 68 yards per game. Only Dallas, Pittsburgh and Oakland are worse.

While the Cardinals say they're happy to be winning regardless of the statistics, quarterback Kevin Kolb and guard Daryn Colledge know that the running game needs to get going to give the team a more balanced attack as the season moves into November and December.

Arizona managed just 28 yards on the ground on 15 attempts in Sunday's 24-21 overtime victory over Miami.

For the season, the Cardinals are gaining 2.7 yards per attempt, second-worst in the league.

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