The Rams look to do something that hasn’t been done since the “Steel Cutrain” when Pittsburgh shut-out three consecutive opponents.
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.
Opponent Profile: Rams Face Quick Turnaround With Thursday Night Matchup Against Arizona Cardinals Looming
Rams will host Big Red and a national TV audience when NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football comes to the Edward Jones Dome this week.
St. Louis led early in 4th quarter, but lost 31-14
NFC West showdown has different flair this year, as Arizona owns conference’s best record.
With wins already over Seattle and San Francisco, the St. Louis Rams will go for the full NFC West trifecta this Sunday, when they travel to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., for a matchup against the division leading Arizona Cardinals.
St. Louis loses game 30-10, WR Tavon Austin to ankle injury.
Both clubs are coming off losses last week, and desperately need wins to keep playoff hopes alive.
Key mistakes nearly cost St. Louis the game, but a stunning finish in the fourth quarter earned the Rams a report card they should be happy with.
New-look Big Red will provide interesting opening day challenge for Rams come Sunday.