Bob Kemp

A SIX PACK OF CARDINALS-BROWNS KNOWLEDGE

BOTTOMLINE
        *CARDINALS 37, BROWNS 14: The Cardinals without Kliff Kingsbury, Rodney Hudson, Chandler Jones, and others, dominated from start to finish. The Cardinals six wins include three as road underdogs (Titans, Rams and Browns)/
        *THE CARDINALS SCORED ON ALL FIVE FIRST-HALF POSSESSIONS: Without Kingsbury and quarterbacks coach Cam Turner, the Cardinals, with assistant wide receivers coach Spencer Whipple the voice in Kyler Murray’s helmet, still managed 352 yards while converting eight of 15 on third down and one of one on fourth down.
        *KYLER MURRAY WAS FAR BETTER THAN HIS FORMER OKLAHOMA TEAMMATE: Murray finished with 20 of 30 for 229 yards and four touchdowns. Mayfield was 19 of 28 for 234 yards with two touchdowns and one interception plus a lost fumble.
        *THE CARDINALS WERE FAR BETTER MILKING THE CLOCK: With a healthy lead, the Cardinals tempo was much slower than earlier this season with Kingsbury was calling plays.
        *THE CARDINALS DEFENSE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE BROWNS SHORTHANDED OFFENSE: The Cardinals forced three turnovers while allowing just 16 first downs and 290 yards (57 on the unfortunate Hail Mary to end the first half). Vance Joseph frequently opted to use a 4-4 alignment to overpower the Browns offensive line that was without three starters. Individually, J.J. Watt, Markus Golden and Jordan Hicks dominated.
        *THE DEFENSE CONTINUED TO STEP UP ON FOURTH DOWN: On Sunday, the Cardinals stopped the Browns on 75% of four such attempts, a week after stopping the 49ers on 80% of five tries.