It was not a thing of beauty but the Arizona Cardinals don't care.
The Red Birds recorded a 24-13 victory over the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday and although it was not a game for the time capsule, a win is a win is a win in the NFL. All that counts is that you claim victory and move on.
Ask any coach.
Here are some takeaways from the game that lifted Arizona's slate to 5-1. They are all alone in first place in the NFC West:
1. Workhorse Andre - The question that always surrounds talented halfback Andre Ellington is whether he is durable enough to carry a large workload. Well, Sunday he had his most carries (24) of the season to date and the University of Clemson product responded with 88 rushing yards and six receptions for 72 yards.
While Ellington was doing most of the work, Stepfan Taylor grabbed a pair of touchdowns in the red zone. Ellington has been playing through a foot injury all season and now has sore ribs following the Raiders contest. He is still the number one running back but don't be surprised if Taylor exceeds his 12 carries this week against Philadelphia.Read more... Join the Conversation...