Arizona Cardinals Continue To Trail Rams 14-10 End of Third


The Arizona Cardinals are in a struggle to put points on the board but the defense is keeping them in the game

The Arizona Cardinals got the ball to start the third quarter but it started no better than the first half.  It was a three-and out for them.  After an encouraging seven-yard run by Andre Ellington, the Rams stuffed him for a loss of two yards on the next play and eventually sent quarterback Carson Palmer to the ground on third down and then the Cardinals were forced to punt.

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The St. Louis Rams were able to get a first down on their first drive of the second half, however that’s where they stalled.  A nice five-yard tackle for loss by Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell put the Rams behind the eight ball on second and 15.  They were unable to gain the first down marker on the next two plays.

The Cardinals next drive started off better.  They got a first down play on a 17-yard pass from Palmer to tight end Troy Niklas.  It was nice to see him involved.  It was just his second reception of the season.  He also got a pass to receiver Ted Ginn on the drive for 15 yards. They were got into the red zone but Palmer ended up being intercepted by linebacker Alec Ogletree.

The Rams got a huge pass play to Jared Cook for 25-yards but then was brought back 10-yards due to a personal foul hit to the helmet of Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson.  The next three plays were disaster for the Rams, culminating with a Campbell sack of Rams quarterback Austin Davis.

The Cardinals got the ball back and will have a third and six to start the fourth quarter.  Hang on to your hats Birdgang.