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Wells' first quarter fumble led to an easy Chicago touchdown.
Beanie Wells was drafted at the tail end of the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft and could have been the Arizona running back of the future. Instead of running towards the end zone, he's more interested in running away from the Cardinals.
Wells, like Kolb, has also been injury-plagued during his time in Arizona. His results haven't been that great either as he's averaged four yards per carry over his first four seasons. He's only broken the 800-yard and eight-touchdown barrier once.
This season hasn't been stellar for him with 234 yards in eight games and five touchdowns. Add to that a stint on the designated-to-return injured reserve list and Wells may also be a casualty in a couple months' time.
LaRod Stephens-Howling leads the team with 358 yards on 110 carries this season. He will be a free agent at the end of the season. His intentions are unknown and likely won't be until Wells' situation gets sorted out.
The Cardinals' rushing numbers look reminiscent of Detroit's last season as the Cardinals were futile running the ball. The difference was that Detroit's Matthew Stafford threw for more than 5,000 yards last season. The Lions finished 10-6 and made the playoffs despite a lack of a running game.
Arizona has consistently been in the bottom third of the league in rushing over the last decade and has a pressing need to find an identity at this position. Arizona is last in the league at rushing with just 76.6 yards per game in 2012. Teams have finished last in rushing and made it to the Super Bowl (NY Giants, Colts), but Arizona doesn't have the arm to mask this weakness.