Andre Ellington up in, Mike Iupati down in Cardinals' win

Darren Fells finally got on board with the Cardinals' offense on Sunday, scoring the team's first touchdown.

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A look at Arizona Cardinals players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday's 42-17 win over the Detroit Lions:


RB Andre Ellington: In his first game back from a sprained PCL that held him out of the past three games, Ellington had three carries for 63 yards -- all 63 coming on one run in the fourth quarter that he broke for a touchdown.

RB Chris Johnson: Johnson had 103 yards on 11 carries -- an average of 9.4 yards per carry -- including a 40-yard run. It was Johnson, however, who got the offense on track. After two straight three-and-outs to start the game, Johnson broke a 25-yard run that had a 15-yard facemask penalty added on to the end; it would spark the offense.

TE Darren Fells: Fells hasn't contributed to the Cardinals' scoring offense until Sunday, when he caught a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter to tie the game at 7-all.


OG Mike Iupati: There wasn't one player who trended downward Sunday, but Iupati allowed a sack in the first quarter, when Detroit's Ziggy Ansah came up the middle on a stunt. Iupati couldn't recover in time to slow Ansah, who got to Carson Palmer on third down, forcing a punt.