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Player(s) of the Game from CLE vs. AZ

Cleveland Browns v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

I hope Seth doesn’t mind me cheating a little.

Because as a unit, the Cardinal’s offensive line paved the way for the offense today. Opening things up on the ground to the tune of 226 total rushing yards, including 137 of such from a monster day via Kenyan Drake.

Admittedly without their best player, the Cleveland front had no answer for the opposition as Arizona sprung some huge running lanes. Former Card Jay Feely did an excellent job with highlighting some open lanes on the broadcast.

Indeed, the match-up was a favorable one to get the run game going. But at the same time, this is what one expects of a good team - not only taking advantage of an opponent’s weakness, but exploiting it at a high level.

Honorable mentions go out to the tight ends as well, as they helped paved the way too, including Murray’s big 35 yarder.

But it wasn’t just the run game that the line showed up in - yesterday marked only the second time the Cardinals did not allow a sack this season. And while sacks aren’t always wholly indicative of a OL’s performance, K1 had ample time to operate today without duress.