Cardinals HC Ken Whisenhunt was asked about the team's RB plan heading into Week 7.
RB LaRod Stephens-Howling had a big game. Did you go in knowing he’d play a big role?:
“I always think that he’s going to be a part of it. We went in planning to have a rotation like we normally do, but LaRod had the hot hand. We had a good running plan, felt like it was going to be able to get some runs in there. … He had a nice day and it was good for us that he was able to run the ball that way.”
It sounds as if the team planned to give more work to William Powell, but he fumbled on a kickoff return in the first quarter and ultimately only saw five touches in the game. it's unlikely that LSH will see 24 touches in a single game again anytime soon, but he can be productive in 15 to 20 touches. Consider him a flex start in a bad matchup against the 49ers this week.