Rams vs. Cardinals score update: Beanie Wells, back from injury, scores touchdown in first drive

Norm Hall

The Arizona Cardinals got Beanie Wells back from injury ahead of Week 12 against the St. Louis Rams, and he took on a major role in their first drive Sunday.

It's hard to say just how much Beanie Wells's injury problems have had to do with the Arizona Cardinals' offensive malaise in 2012; they might not be able to score frequently with him, let alone without him. But as they start their third quarterback of the season Wells, back from a turf toe injury in time to meet the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, is taking on a major role. In Ryan Lindley's first drive as starting quarterback Wells carried the ball six times for 15 yards, scoring his first touchdown of the season on a second-and-goal run up the middle.

Lindley was solid in his low-key role early on--his job seemed mostly to get the ball to Wells and Larry Fitzgerald, and he succeeded on both counts. But it was Wells's return that was most important to what was apparently the Cardinals' longest drive of the year.

The Rams, stuffed in their own first drive, will get the ball back after the point-after made the score 7-0 Cardinals. We'll be keeping up with SB Nation's coverage all afternoon; stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for more updates.

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