The Arizona Cardinals offensive line has played well so far but now they face tough test against the St. Louis Rams pass rush
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been sacked just six times in his five starts this season. As a team the Arizona Cardinals have been sacked just 13 times in eight games. We all know what a huge improvement that is over the last several years. Now the St. Louis Rams come knocking.
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The St. Louis Rams come in with 14 sacks on the season. You might say through eight games that is an alright number that the Arizona Cardinals can deal with at less than two sacks per game. One problem exists though. The St. Louis Rams had just six sacks through their first seven games, meaning they had eight alone this past Sunday in their 13-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
They may have figured it out now and no better time to figure your pass rush out than when you take to a road game in Glendale against the Arizona Cardinals. They guy the need to watch out for of course is defensive end Robert Quinn.
Quinn was very quiet early on but now has five of those 14 sacks for the Rams. Rookie defensive tackle Aaron Donald is figuring it out as well. He now has three sacks. The Arizona Cardinals also need to watch out for defensive end Eugene Sims. He has two sacks.
The Arizona Cardinals offensive line has improved though so there is no need to panic. Just need to be vigilant. The Rams can not be considered pushovers. That s something the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks have learned already. If offensive tackles Jared Veldheer and Bobby Massie do their jobs all should be fine.