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Key stats in the Cardinals 16-13 victory

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Our first victory of 2017 is in the books, now we look at the key stats from the game.

Arizona Cardinals v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

It’s refreshing to be able to write after a victory. Last week writing anything was like pulling teeth. It was hard to find a player of the game or any shred of a silver lining statistically. This week, with a semi-better performance from our offense, and our defense playing the way we thought they could, the Cardinals were victorious, and luckily the stats will be there to show it.

Eleven

The number of consecutive games the Cardinals defense has forced a turnover. It took the Cardinals overtime to continue that trend. It will be something to watch against the Cowboys who have been a hard team to take the ball from in recent years.

Four

The number of fumbles the Cardinals have forced in two games. The total they have recovered? Zero.

This is also the number of interceptions that Palmer has thrown through two games this season.

Forty

The Cardinals conversion percentage on third down. Through two weeks this season, the Cardinals have not had better than 50 percent.

Three

Once again the Cardinals struggled to run the ball. They averaged 3.3 yards per carry, which was aided by Chris Johnson’s performance on the ground. The team could lean on Johnson more and more until David Johnson returns.

Zero

The Cardinals red zone and goal to go efficiency. The team has struggled in the red zone this season, something they need to get better at to be more efficient.

Any other stats that jumped off the page to you?

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