Arizona Cardinals fail to show up against Los Angeles Rams
Thank God that’s over. If you watched you might be saying did the Arizona Cardinals ever begin? Looking at the stat sheet it is clear they did not show up to play on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Rams had this game completely under control from the first to the final snap at State Farm Stadium. They easily came away with the 34-7 victory and kept their playoff hopes alive.
As for the Cardinals, they looked like a team that wasn’t coming off a bye. They looked like a team that was ready for the offseason. The only problem is, there are still 5 games left, including this one.
Quarterback Kyler Murray did not have a good day. He went 19-34 for 163-yards with an interception. The interception was run back for a touchdown by Rams safety Taylor Rapp.
That was in the third quarter, which put the Rams up 34-0 at the time. From there it was all cruise control.
Murray did run for a touchdown late but by then it was over. He had a hamstring issue arise on Friday in practice. He was listed as questionable but was the only Cardinals quarterback to see the field on Sunday.
The running game never took hold either. Chase Edmonds, who was supposedly returning on Sunday and was active, never got a single touch.
Kenyan Drake had 13 carries for 31-yards to lead the Cardinals. David Johnson had just 4 carries for 15-yards.
As for the Rams, quarterback Jared Goff and receiver Robert Woods had themselves a day. Goff went 32-43 for 424-yards and 2 touchdowns. Woods caught 13 passes for 172-yards.
The Cardinals seemed to have a tough time tackling as well. It was almost to the point of wondering why they even took the field. They never presented the Rams with any challenge.
Now they move on to face the Pittsburgh Steelers next week. They are now 7-5 after beating the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and in contention for a Wild-Card spot. The Cardinals had better be more prepared than they were on this day.