Wells was extremely impressive, running patiently and disciplined while setting up his blocks. Wells' explosiveness was on full display as he broke several long runs. For just the second time all season, the Cardinals' offensive line allowed the team's rushing attack to surpass 100 yards. RB Tim Hightower remains the starter but played second fiddle to Wells in Week 10 rushing for 37 yards on 10 carries.
Although there were many positives for the Arizona faithful to take from the victory over the Seahawks, the Cardinals' defense was torched for 472 yards. Seattle racked up 29 first downs and RB Justin Forsett rushed for over 100 yards for the first time in his career. QB Matt Hasselbeck topped 300 yards passing and wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh reeled in nine passes for 165 yards.
Nearly as disappointing was the number of penalties called on Arizona and its inability to convert on third down. In total, the Cardinals were flagged for 11 infractions resulting in 136 penalty yards. Thankfully for Arizona, the Seahawks returned the favor committing nine penalties for 113 yards on their own. The Cards managed to move the chains only twice on 12 third down opportunities, a ratio they'll need to improve in the coming weeks.
Next up for Arizona is yet another winnable game on the road against the division rival St. Louis Rams. St. Louis may have some newfound confidence after nearly handing the New Orleans Saints their first loss of the season. Although the Rams' record stands at just 1-8, they've been competitive at times losing three games by a combined 10 points.
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