Chris "Beanie" Wells rushes for franchise record

Chris "Beanie" Wells rushes for franchise record

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The Arizona Cardinals swept the season series with their NFC West division rival St. Louis Rams with a 23-20 victory this past Sunday in St. Louis. One of the main reasons the Cardinals were able to hold off a late rally by the Rams was the running of their former first-round draft pick Chris "Beanie" Wells.

The former Ohio State standout rushed for a franchise-record 228 yards on 27 carries for an outstanding 8.4 yards per carry average. His career day included runs of 71 and 53 yards, the latter set up the game-winning field goal with 4 minutes and 12 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Wells surpassed LeShon Johnson's previous mark of 214 yards with a 14-yard burst up the middle on the next to last play of the game, which secured his place in the Cardinals' record book.

Check out the chart below to see which player holds the single-game rushing yard record for each franchise.

Team Record Holder Yards Date Opponent
Arizona Cardinals Chris Wells 228 11/27/2011 at St. Louis Rams
Atlanta Falcons Michael Turner 220 9/7/2008 vs. Detroit Lions
Baltimore Ravens Jamal Lewis 295 9/14/2003 vs. Cleveland Browns
Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson 273 11/25/1976 at Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers Jonathan Stewart 206 12/27/2009 at New York Giants
Chicago Bears Walter Payton 275 11/20/1977 vs. Minnesota Vikings
Cincinnati Bengals Corey Dillon 278 10/22/2000 vs. Denver Broncos
Cleveland Browns Jerome Harrison 286 12/20/2009 at Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys DeMarco Murray 253 10/23/2011 vs. St. Louis Rams
Denver Broncos Mike Anderson 251 12/3/2000 at New Orleans Saints
Detroit Lions Barry Sanders 237 11/13/1994 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Green Bay Packers Ahman Green 218 12/28/2003 vs. Denver Broncos
Houston Texans Arian Foster 231 9/12/2010 vs. Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Edgerrin James 219 10/15/2000 at Seattle Seahawks
Jacksonville Jaguars Fred Taylor 234 11/19/2000 at Pittsburgh Steelers
Kansas City Chiefs Jamaal Charles 259 1/3/2010 at Denver Broncos
Miami Dolphins Ricky Williams 228 12/1/2002 at Buffalo Bills
Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson 296 11/4/2007 vs. San Diego Chargers
New England Patriots Tony Collins 212 9/18/1983 vs. New York Jets
New Orleans Saints George Rogers 206 9/4/1983 vs. St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants Tiki Barber 234 12/30/2006 at Washington Redskins
New York Jets Thomas Jones 210 10/18/2009 vs. Buffalo Bills
Oakland Raiders Napoleon Kaufman 227 10/19/1997 vs. Denver Broncos
Philadelphia Eagles Steve Van Buren 205 11/27/1949 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers Willie Parker 223 12/7/2006 vs. Cleveland Browns
St. Louis Rams Willie Ellison 247 12/5/1971 vs. New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson 243 12/28/2003 vs. Oakland Raiders
San Francisco 49ers Frank Gore 212 11/19/2006 vs. Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks Shaun Alexander 266 11/11/2001 vs. Oakland Raiders
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Doug Martin 251 11/4/2012 vs. Oakland Raiders
Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson 228 11/1/2009 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Washington Redskins Gerald Riggs 221 9/17/1989 vs. Philadelphia Eagles
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