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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.
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.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.