By The Numbers analyzes the Cardinals and the NFL through a statistical lens
  • D.J. Foster Continues To Cruze

    Posted 2 hours ago

    Cardinals running back D.J. Foster is getting more financially comfortable by the week, but you’d never know it by the way he arrives at the team’s practice facility. Foster does so in a Chevy Cruze, a compact car his mom bought for him when he was in college at nearby Arizona State.

  • The Importance Of Field Position

    Posted Dec 11, 2017

    The Cardinals' defense has played excellent of late, but the scoring numbers don't totally reflect that because of variables outside of its control.

  • Feeding Ricky Seals-Jones

    Posted Dec 6, 2017

    Since taking over as the third tight end against the Texans, Ricky Seals-Jones has amassed nine catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns in three games. The numbers are impressive on their face, but even moreso when considering how little he has been on the field.

  • The Cardinals’ Defense Is Above Average

    Posted Dec 1, 2017

    The Cardinals’ defense started slowly this year and bottomed out against the Rams in Week 7. After the 33-0 loss in London, the team ranked 31st in the NFL in points allowed. The next week, the players spoke adamantly about the need to improve, and they have.

  • Backup Quarterbacks Keeping Cardinals Afloat

    Posted Nov 29, 2017

    The loss of a starting quarterback can torpedo a season faster than any other injury in football. The Cardinals, though, are getting solid performances from their backups.

  • Chandler Jones On Franchise-Record Pace

    Posted Nov 27, 2017

    The Cardinals traded a second-round pick for Chandler Jones in 2016 and then gave him a lucrative five-year extension this offseason, which meant there was considerable downside if the star edge-rusher didn’t live up to expectations. But as Bruce Arians said after Sunday’s win over the Jaguars, “I think you know why we paid the guy.”

  • Budda Baker Aces The Test

    Posted Nov 20, 2017

    The analytics site Pro Football Focus has a grading system akin to a classic school teacher. A rating above 90 is viewed as elite, a mark in the 80s is good, a grade in the 70s is average and so forth. On Sunday, Budda Baker was the valedictorian.

  • Larry Fitzgerald Is Not Slowing Down

    Posted Nov 13, 2017

    Larry Fitzgerald is the oldest wide receiver in the NFL, and yet, he continues to perform like a star in his prime. The Cardinals’ wide receiver is putting together yet another phenomenal season at the age of 34. Fitzgerald has 60 catches through nine games – tied with Antonio Brown for most in the NFL – for 677 yards and three touchdowns.