STOP THE RUN- Hopefully the Patriots game plan is to stop the running game of the Cardinals and not themselves. The Cardinals have the #1 overall offense and are 2nd with running the ball. While the Patriots are currently #3 with the run, they could be in first if they didn't abandon the run on 1st down last week. Besides stopping Murray from running the ball, the Patriots need to stop former Dolphin nemesis, Kenyon Drake. While Drake never really had a big game against the Patriots, he did have a huge play that we'd all love to forget about. You know the one, Gronk was back on defense and the Dolphins scored. Murray was the last guy with the ball and evaded all of the lame tackling attempts by the actual defense. With Larry Fitzgerald out of the lineup and the Cardinals down a few wide receivers, Drake will likely be a target in the passing game as well.
CARDINALS LIKE THE WHISTLE- The Patriots are at least still the most disciplined team in the NFL as they have only been called for 36 penalties (9 pre-snap). The Cardinals must like the tweet of the whistle because they are worst in the league with 79 penalties against them (30 pre-snap).
COOL INFO- N'Keal Harry briefly lived with Byron Murphy Jr. during his sophomore year of high school at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe.