Moving the Chains: Taking Stock - NFC Edition
Moving the Chains: Taking Stock - NFC Edition

This article is part of our Moving the Chains series.

After taking a looking at the AFC backfields in this space last week, here's a team-by-team breakdown of the running back situations across the NFC heading into Week 7.

NFC West

Arizona - It's been tough sledding this season for Beanie Wells, who has amassed just 39 carries in three games since returning from late summer knee surgery. The second-year back is fresh off of the Cards' bye in Week 6, but is facing an underrated Seattle run defense (2.9 YPC) that has ranked second in the NFL by allowing just 70.4 YPG. The underlying concerns I have with Wells are two-fold. One, he still isn't catching passes (two for 11 yards this season) even though the Cards were praising his improvement in that facet of his game during the offseason. Second, opposing defenses may stack the box to stop the run and force undrafted rookie quarterback Max Hall to beat them with his arm. Even if Hall turns out to be the team's long-term answer at quarterback, growing pains

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