Warner says he's playing his best, stats back it up

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TEMPE -- Kurt Warner's play is reminiscent of his heady days as Super Bowl champion and league MVP with the St. Louis Rams.

Eight weeks into the season, the Cardinals' quarterback leads the NFL in completion percentage (70.2) and ranks second in completions (184), attempts (262) and yards passing (2,089). Only Phillip Rivers of San Diego and Tony Romo of Dallas have a better quarterback rating than Warner's 102.1.

The flip side of Warner's big passing day, though, was Arizona's continued struggles with the running game. The Cardinals gained 50 yards on 14 carries, and 30 of those yards came on Anquan Boldin's end around.

James carried seven times for 17 yards.

With the Arizona Cardinals continuing to struggle with their running game, coach Ken Whisenhunt says he's considering giving rookie Tim Hightower more carries.

Starting running back Edgerrin James, meanwhile, says he had been "put into a position to fail" but he declines to elaborate, saying that people would take it the wrong way.