3 favorable matchups for the Cardinals in Week 4 vs. the Rams

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 26: Christian Kirk #13 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a first down against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on September 26, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Arizona Cardinals have their hands full in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams.

While the Arizona Cardinals remain undefeated, they’re playing against a team many believe is the best in football. The Los Angeles Rams, also 3-0, have made things look easy for the most part, although the now 0-3 Colts did give them a game a couple of weeks back.

No one is picking the Cardinals to win this thing. Especially since they’re lucky to be 3-0, given a missed field goal in the waning seconds against Minnesota and a poorly-timed flea-flicker that spurred a comeback after trailing 19-10 against the lowly Jaguars.

But hey, 3-0 is 3-0, and the Cardinals have shown much improvement, even if it doesn’t always seem so if you watched all three contests. But if there’s one such improvement seen in the Cardinals, it’s that they proved they can win games against the league’s better teams, as they showed in Week 1, and that they can fight through adverse moments, as they showed in Week 3.

There aren’t too many favorable matchups on paper against the Rams. But if you look closely, the Cardinals might just exploit weaknesses in what is otherwise a strong Los Angeles Rams team. Let’s break down these matchups.