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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer The Arizona Cardinals have a drastic shortage of running backs, just when they are about to meet a Buffalo defense that has been highly susceptible to the run.
Beanie Wells is long gone with a turf toe, with his earliest return Nov. 25. Now Ryan Williams is out for the season with a left shoulder injury that required surgery.
Enter LaRod Stephens-Howling, the diminutive situational back who has been in this situation before. Replacing the injured Wells in last season's finale against Seattle, the 5-foot-7, 2009 seventh-round draft pick gained 93 yards in 17 carries in Arizona's 23-20 overtime victory.
Behind Stephens-Howling are William Powell and Alfonso Smith, a depth chart that does not breed optimism for the Cardinal faithful.
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Beware Thy Neighbor! Week 6 NFC West Matchups + Previews
BILLS vs. CARDINALS (Oct 14 4:05 PM ET)
Both the Cardinals (4-1) and the Bills (2-3) are coming off embarrassing losses. In their last games the Cardinals gave up 9 sacks and their offense only scored 3 points while the Bills gave up 617 yards of offense to the 49ers in a blowout loss.
Kevin Kolb leads a Cardinals offense...