Arizona Cardinals take on the L.A. Rams at home in Week 3
Getting off to an auspicious start, the Cardinals defense held Stafford and Co. and forced a three-and-out on the first possession. Kyler Murray didn’t start off much better with a delay of game penalty and a bad showing ending in a Cardinals punt.
Giving the ball back to the Rams ended up costly as Stafford methodically dinked and dunked his way down the field, and the drive was capped by 3 points for L.A. Rams 3-0
Conner couldn’t seem to get going for the second week in a row, and the Cardinals had to rely on Kyler Murray’s arm and legs. A handful of passes to *surprise* Andy Isabella got the Birds to the 19-yard line, and Murray handled the rest taking advantage of a giant gap that let the Q.B. rush in for the score. Cardinals 7-3
After the Cardinals defense forced a field goal on the first drive, the defense seemed to disappear. It offered little resistance to the Rams’ running game which took its time but eventually ended their possession with a Cam Akers touchdown. Rams 10-7
Wow. This next Cardinals drive was a disaster (That’s on me.) Some big chunk plays to Rondale Moore, and Isabella got Arizona close. Still, Murray tried to thread the needle to Marquise Brown in the endzone but instead sent it right into the hands of Jordan Fuller, who was only stopped from scoring by a DK Metcalf-Esque chase down from Isabella that stopped him at the 30-yard line. Rams still scored on the next play. Rams 17-7
Thankfully, Arizona’s offense redeemed itself when they got the ball back, ending the first half with a five-yard touchdown pass from an old friend to another old friend. Murray to Brown for six to shorten the gap. Rams 17-14