The Arizona Cardinals fell to the Rams on Thursday Night Football this week. Arizona failed to do anything that resembled football while they left their QB exposed throughout the game. Kevin Kolb was battered and bloodied in the contest, but did show good resiliency as he continued to plug away and try to make plays. In the end, his efforts were wasted as he was skittish and off-target. Kolb and the Cardinals are now 4-1 overall this season.
Arizona could not establish any run game, which really hurt the team. Running back Ryan Williams even ended up getting knocked out of the game in the second half with what appeared to be a concussion. The Rams front line dominated Arizona’s less-than-average offensive line and recorded 9 sacks of Kolb in the game. When the Rams were not getting sacks they were still getting hits on Kolb. Any, and every, play Arizona made (which was not many) came at a high cost and was difficult. In the end it was simply too much, and the Cardinals produced just 3 points.
St Louis is now 3-2 on the year and now has their first winning record in more than 80 games between their last. The team was able to get Steven Jackson going in the second half and made enough big plays to get the win. Their first drive of the game was a touchdown, but they then went without another TD until the 4th quarter. Little did they know, the first touchdown on their initial would end up being enough.