Beanie Wells inactive vs. Rams
Tim Hightower was set to start at running back even before Wells' injury for the Cardinals, the two-time defending NFC West champions. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who missed most of the preseason with a knee injury, was in the lineup.
Fitzgerald's late touchdown catch was the difference as the Cardinals beat the Rams 17-13.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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