Cardinal Of The Week: Week Twelve

Record Setter (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

These are so much more fun to do after a win, especially when two of the guys that will be on this list just made it into the record books after the Cardinals notched a 23-20 win against the Rams on Sunday.

Last week, because of how bad the game was, I just did a poll asking who played the worst, and you guys went with John Skelton with 49% picking him. That result will not go into the overall results for these polls.

Beanie Wells - 27 carries, 228 yards, touchdown

What a day for Beanie. He has been slowed by a knee injury for weeks, and then he breaks out for a career high 228 yards, which shattered his previous career high of 138 against the Giants earlier this season. He also broke LeShon Johnson's franchise record of 214 yards from 1996 against the New Orleans Saints. I'm not sure about this, but I believe Beanie also had the second highest rushing total for any back of the season behind the 253 on 25 carries that DeMarco Murray had for the Cowboys against the Rams earlier this season.

Patrick Peterson - Five tackles, 80 yard Punt Return touchdown

And of course, on a game that was called by Sam Rosen, Patrick Peterson gets his NFL record tying fourth Punt Return for a score tying Devin Hester and a couple of other players in the fourth game the Cardinals have had this season called by Rosen. Just an incredible accomplishment for the rookie who still has a chance to break the record with five games left in the season.

Sam Acho - Two sacks, three tackles, two forced fumbles, fumble recovery

Somewhat forgotten about with the huge plays by Beanie and Peterson, rookie Sam Acho also had a solid game sacking Sam Bradford twice, and forcing a fumble on one of those sacks.

This is a tough poll for me to pick in, you really could go either way with Beanie and Peterson although I would give Beanie the edge right now.

CotW Winners Wins
Beanie Wells 3
Patrick Peterson
3
Darnell Dockett 1
Larry Fitzgerald 1
A.J. Jefferson
1
Kevin Kolb 1
Calais Campbell 1
Richard Bartel 1
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