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first_img Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Less than three minutes after Wells’ touchdown run, Peterson returned aDonnie Jones punt 80 yards for a touchdown, his fourth of the season.Peterson became the first player in NFL history to have four punt returnsfor touchdowns of more than 80 yards in a single season. It was hissecond punt return touchdown against the Rams this season. His first wasa 99-yarder in a 19-13 overtime win in Glendale just three weeks ago.Player(s) of the Game – Wells obviously had his best day as a pro,and did so after twice getting dinged up on carries. Early in the 4thquarter, Wells fumbled, and got his feet tangled up in the turf. He washelped off the field after being down for several minutes. Just momentslater, Wells busted off a 53-yard run that set up Feely’s game-winning fieldgoal.On the defensive side of the ball, there was a lot to be happy about.Rookie OLB Sam Acho registered two sacks, forced a fumble and recovereda fumble. Skelton struggles again – John Skelton got his fourth consecutivestart for the injured Kevin Kolb, and struggled for the second straight week.Skelton completed 12 of 23 passes for 114 yards and threw twointerceptions. In the last two weeks, Skelton has completed 18 of 42passes for 213 yards and 5 interceptions–a quarterback rating of 19.35.He struggled on his throws, missing high to several open receivers. Total Domination – With the victory over the Rams, the Cardinalshave now defeated St. Louis nine times in their last 10 games. It was alsothe Cardinals’ 7th straight win in St. Louis. Their last loss at the EdwardJones Dome happened on opening day of the 2004 season, when the Ramsdefeated a Cardinals’ team led by Josh McCown and Emmitt Smith 17-10. Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Beanie Wells broke the franchise record for rushing yards in a single gamewith 228 and Patrick Peterson had an 80-yard punt return for a touchdownas the Arizona Cardinals hung on to defeat the St. Louis Rams 23-20 at theEdward Jones Dome on Sunday. Jay Feely connected on a 22-yard fieldgoal with 4:09 remaining to provide the winning margin.Wells, who had runs of 71 and 53 yards, scored on a 7-yard touchdown runin the 3rd quarter that gave the Cardinals their first lead with 5:54 left inthe 3rd quarter. His final run, a 14-yarder with under two minutes to go,broke the previous record set by LeShon Johnson (214 yards) in a 28-14win over New Orleans on September 22, 1996. last_img