Even though the Cards lost the game, having a semblance of a running game will do wonders for their o-line and passing game. Even if ineffective, running the ball makes a defense committ, keeps them on the field, and wears them down just a tad bit mores- which can make the difference. All I've learned this year is not to count anybody out. How many thought AP would run like he has (TD drought, sure - dude is a real life beast) after hurting his knee. Or Charles for that matter. Or Alfred Morris being just "another Shanny back.". The fact is, Powell DID something with his carries. Had he scored one TD....everybody would be freaking out.