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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Cardinals' Beanie Wells sits out

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SEATTLE -- The Arizona Cardinals were without their top two running backs as both Beanie Wells and LaRod Stephens-Howling were inactive and didn't play in a 13-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Wells has a hamstring injury that popped up during the week. Stephens-Howling has a hand injury and was limited in practice all week. Both were listed as questionable on the final injury report.

With the duo out, Chester Taylor started at running back for the Cardinals, but second-year player Alfonso Smith took the majority of the carries.

Wide receiver Chansi Stuckey was also inactive with a hamstring injury, but starting linebacker Daryl Washington was able to go after being listed as questionable.

The Seahawks welcomed new wide receiver Sidney Rice to the starting lineup for the first time in 2011. Rice signed a big free-agent deal with Seattle in the offseason but had missed the Seahawks' first two games with a shoulder injury.

Rice made an immediate impact, with eight catches for 109 yards.

Seattle's only healthy scratches were reserve wide receiver Kris Durham and third-string QB Josh Portis.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.