Andre Ellington wasn't in a walking boot, and that's not been the case most Wednesdays this season.

Since he injured his left foot just before the first game, the Cardinals have had to nurse the dynamic young running back through a week of practice then turn him loose on Sundays.

Ellington, his foot heavily taped, has not missed a game, and his latest was his best yet.

In Arizona's 24-13 win over Oakland last Sunday, he carried 24 times for 88 yards and caught six passes for 72 yards, becoming the fifth player in franchise history with at least 80 yards rushing and 70 yards receiving in the same game.

In just his second season, Ellington has become the lynchpin for most everything Arizona does on offense.

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