Team had trouble getting 1st downs against Arizona
Two defensive-minded teams with sub-par quarterbacks produced the lowest-scoring game of the season last night. The Arizona Cardinals improved to 11-3 without scoring a touchdown, winning in St. Louis 12-6.
St. Louis suffers its first loss at home since a Monday Night Football against San Francisco back in October.
Arizona’s offense does just enough (4 field goals) to keep rolling with best record in NFC
The Rams look to do something that hasn’t been done since the “Steel Cutrain” when Pittsburgh shut-out three consecutive opponents.
The Rams have been especially strong, as they are coming off back-to-back shutouts. While three in a row does not look likely, they could very well hold the visitor to less than two touchdowns.
All 53 players practiced Wednesday and are expected to be available to play in Thursday night’s nationally televised game at the Edward Jones Dome.
The St. Louis Rams aren’t necessarily out of the playoff race, but one more loss could get them to that point. The Arizona Cardinals have struggled a little since Carson Palmer went down with a season-ending injury. Now, the two NFC West teams are going to battle it out on “Thursday Night Football” and CBS Sports’ Dan Fouts talked about how important the game is for both.
A win Thursday could put Arizona in the playoffs for the first time in five seasons; the simplest combination involves Dallas and Philadelphia not tying.
The current starting quarterbacks for St. Louis and Arizona became friends when they were the backups to Detroit’s Matt Stafford in 2010 and 2011. They both moved on to new teams after that, but have remained friends throughout.