It was the Beanie Wells show on Sunday, but it almost didn’t happen. The RB came into the game listed as questionable, however he still managed to carry the ball 27 times for a grand total of 228 yards. That included a 71 yard run and took another one in for a score. His lone hiccup was a fumble, but he more than made up for it. His effort was well needed with John Skelton struggling mightily again. He finished with just 114 yards in the air and two interceptions. That’s five picks in the last two games for anyone counting. In fact, his throwing yards in the last two games is less than Beanie’s rushing yards yesterday. Alright I think you get how poorly Skelton has performed these last two games, but the Cards have won 3 of those games. Of course I have to mention Fitzgerald’s production in the game as once again he was the leading receiver, hauling in 3 passes for 55 yards. Not spectacular, but most of the blame should be put on the signal caller.
The scoring started with an 88 yard punt return by Nick Miller of the Rams. He was picked up just a few days before the game and made his impression felt in a big way. Not to be outdone, Patrick Peterson did it once again with another punt return for a touchdown, this one going for 80 yards near the end of the third quarter. At that point the score was 20-10, before St. Louis came roaring back. A Bradford connection with Brandon Lloyd gave tied the game halfway through the 4th quarter. With just over 4 minutes left, however, Jay Feely chipped in his 3rd field goal of the game to give the Cards the lead for good.
The effective running game was a welcoming sight for Card’s fans. Beanie had been hampered by knee injuries coming into the game and even tweaked it during. However, when he is on his game, he is a very strong back. His 228 almost wasn’t enough with the ineptness of John Skelton. Kevin Kolb needs to come back in a hurry. Even though the starter hasn’t been amazing, he can at least produce better than Skelton has in the last two games. As I mentioned earlier, the Cards have won 3 of 4, but still stand at 4-7 for the year. They will get Dallas next who have won 4 straight games. Tony Romo has been productive, but still mistake prone. Demarco Murray has taken over the lead back role and has already gained over 800 yards on the ground. His last two games haven’t been as solid though without his lead blocker. Dallas is a solid team throughout, so this will be quite a challenge. Getting Kolb back would be a huge boost. The Boy’s have struggled a bit on the road. They are only 2-3, but have faced some pretty stiff competition. The two face off at 4:15 at University of Phoenix Stadium.