Lindley leads Cardinals to early lead

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What quarterback controversy?

Cardinals rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley just led a 15-play, 91-yard touchdown drive, to give his side a 7-0 lead over the Rams.

Running back Beanie Wells (in his first game back after being activated from injured reserve with turf toe) scored from 1 yard out for the points. But Lindley was 7-for-8 for 80 yards passing on his first drive as the starter, looking calm and collected.

The sixth-rounder from San Diego State doesn’t have a high bar to clear for a team that’s lacked competent quarterback play this year, with Kevin Kolb and John Skelton taking turns struggling. It’s early, but it’s reason for hope.