3 Favorable Matchups: Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams – Wild Card

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Murray vs. Rams’ pass rush

The last time these two teams faced off, Kyler Murray had a tough time escaping Aaron Donald. However, Murray has only taken 11 sacks on the road this season, and the Cardinals’ offensive line gave up 15 total sacks on the road. The number of sacks they allowed at home? 24.

Want more fun? Cardinals’ quarterbacks tossed 18 touchdowns versus just three picks on the road. Their home numbers? Nine touchdown passes and eight interceptions. Cardinals’ quarterbacks averaged an 89.5 quarterback rating at State Farm Stadium and 111.2 during road trips.

Therefore, expect Murray to be a different quarterback than he was in Week 14 when he threw two interceptions and posted just a 72.1 quarterback rating. He also took four sacks, which tied a season-high until Week 18.

Murray and the rest of the Cardinals have been different quarterbacks on the road. And during the Cardinals’ Week 4 matchup against the Rams, he completed 75 percent of his passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns. He did take three sacks, but he also rushed for 39 yards, a season-high until Week 13.