Arizona Cardinals vs St. Louis Rams: Preview, prediction

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Sep 27, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel (28) celebrates with free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32), free safety Rashad Johnson (26) and outside linebacker Alex Okafor (57) after returning an interception 21 yards for a touchdown during the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals defensive line should be able to put pressure on the Rams offensive line that has 2 rookies starting. Rams quarterback Nick Foles has been struggling to move the Rams offense which has only generated 22 points in Week 2 and 3 combined. If the Cardinals defense can put pressure on the Nick Foles, pick off the passing lanes and clog up the running holes it should be a relatively easy day at the office for the defense.

Compared to the Rams wide receivers, the Cardinals defense have the advantage in terms of speed and talent. I expect the Cardinals forcing the Rams to throw the ball a lot since they should be playing from behind for most of the game, this will give the secondary plenty of chances to make plays on the ball. While the Rams offense isn’t as much of a threat as their defense, it could very well be the deciding factor in this game.


Arizona -7

O/U 44


The Arizona Cardinals offense will have a touch match up against an impressive Rams defensive. While this will prove to be the challenge, Carson Palmer has too much momentum to be stopped by a young defense like the Rams. On the other hand, the Rams offense is lackluster and will have a long day ahead of them facing against the Arizona Cardinals defense which picked of Colin Kapernick four times. After this game, the Cardinals finish the month at 4-0. Cardinals 31 Rams 14

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