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Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams: Winners and Losers for the Rams

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Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams: Winners and Losers for the Rams
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The NFC West is suddenly one of the stronger divisions in the NFL. Of course, the San Francisco 49ers are one of the best teams in the NFL. Seattle has big wins over Dallas and Green Bay. The Arizona Cardinals were 4-0 as one of the last undefeated teams in the NFL.

Then there is the St. Louis Rams, the ugly duckling of the group.

As a Rams fan, I feel like this team isn't getting the respect they deserve. This is a football team that entered Thursday night's contest with a 2-2 record. The Rams lost their season opener, on the road, when the Detroit Lions scored with 10 seconds left in the game.

The Rams easily could have won that game.

The Rams lost their second game, on the road, when they couldn't muster enough offense against the Chicago Bears. Hey, get in line, because the Bears D has been impregnable all season. The Rams entered the fourth quarter of that game down 10-6. The Bears pulled away, but the final score (23-6) did not reflect how close the game actually was.

So, with the Rams pulling off the big upset over the undefeated Cardinals, maybe now the Rams will start to get a little respect.

Read along as I break down this week's winners and losers from the Rams' big win.

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