Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams: Live Scores, Highlights and Analysis
The St. Louis Rams come back from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Arizona Cardinals, 27-24. Sam Bradford was strong all day, completing 27-of-38 passing for 299 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 100.7 passer rating.
As expected, tight end Jared Cook was the star of the St. Louis offense, totaling seven receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cardinals' offense was good at times, but clutch drives stalled down the stretch, sealing their fate. Carson Palmer completed 26-of-40 passes for 327 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 96.6 passer rating.
Larry Fitzgerald had a good day, catching eight passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
14:16: Cards QB Carson Palmer connects with WR Larry Fitzgerald on a 4-yard pass (7-0)
11:24: Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein gets St. Louis on the board with a 36-yard field goal (7-3)
5:27: Cards K Jay Feely concludes a 13-play, 80-yard drive by connecting on a 30-yard field goal (10-3)
0:26: Rams QB Sam Bradford hits TE Jared Cook for a 13-yard score (10-10)
14:00: Rams K Greg Zuerlein adds a second field goal, this from 25 yards (13-10)
10:42: Cards NT Dan Williams picks Rams QB Bradford and returns it two yards for a TD (17-13)
1:53: Cards QB Palmer finds Fitzgerald on a 24-yard pitch-and-catch (24-13)
13:01: Rams QB Bradford and TE Cook hook up again for a 1-yard TD (24-21)
9:07: Rams K Zuerlein hits a 38-yard field goal (24-24)
0:40: Rams K Zuerlein from 48 yards is clutch (27-24)
The game is over
The Rams beat the Cardinals, 27-24.
0:40 remaining in the fourth quarter
The Rams take the lead as Zuerlein bangs through his fourth field goal, this from 48 yard out. 27-24, Rams.
Rams' Cook: 7 receptions, 141 yards, 2 TD
1:12 remaining in the fourth quarter
St. Louis is in field-goal range with time winding down. Jared Cook is having a day.
1:19 remaining in the fourth quarter
It has been noticeable how invisible Cards DE Darnell Dockett has been.
1:56 remaining in the fourth quarter
Cardinals fail on third down and will punt to the Rams. Zastudil's kick rolls into the end zone, and St. Louis starts from its 20.
2:00 remaining in the fourth quarter
Two minutes left. Tie game. The Cardinals are driving.
Are you ready for this ending? It's been a great game throughout.
3:40 remaining in the fourth quarter
The Rams drive stalls after a three-and-out. Bradford fumbled on third down, but a teammate recovered. That was close to giving the game away.
Really impressed with Bradford today.
5:25 remaining in the fourth quarter
Instead, the drive stalls after two incompletions. Cards punter Dave Zastudil pins the Rams inside the 20, and a personal foul after the play backs them up even further.
5:55 remaining in the fourth quarter
Arizona is moving the ball on the ground on this drive, really taking a lot of time off the clock in this tie game. Shots down the field will follow suit, I'd think.
7:42 remaining in the fourth quarter
A superb reception from Roberts, who is having a quiet but productive day. He has three third-down conversions by himself.
9:27 remaining in the fourth quarter
The Cardinals defense holds again after a turnover, and Zuerlein adds a third field goal—this one from 38 yards. The game is tied at 24-24.
10:20 remaining in the fourth quarter
Jasper Brinkley counters the Witherspoon hit by leveling Tavon Austin. This is becoming a hard-hitting affair.
10:50 remaining in the fourth quarter
I think all Cardinals fans have had enough of Levi Brown. His play is completely unacceptable.
He allowed a third sack to Quinn, who forced his second fumble, which was recovered by the Rams.
11:20 remaining in the fourth quarter
Will Witherspoon just planted Alfonso Smith. What a hit.
12:51 remaining in the fourth quarter
Javier Arenas is about to lose his kick returning duties. Fumbling a return is bad enough, but running two out where he had no business doing so is unacceptable.
12:56 remaining in the fourth quarter
Bradford hits Cook for a 1-yard score, the combination's second touchdown of the day. St. Louis then goes for two, and Bradford runs it in. 24-21, Cardinals.
13:10 remaining in the fourth quarter
Rams WR Brian Quick caught a pass and appeared to score, but he was marked down at the 1-yard line. Fisher has thrown the challenge flag.
He was down. Challenge lost.
Start of the fourth quarter
Jasper Brinkley has been as expected in coverage today, which is bad. Rams tight end Jared Cook beat him for a long gain to end the third quarter.
St. Louis now in business to start the final frame down by 11.
1:47 remaining in the third quarter
Cards QB Palmer connects with WR Fitzgerald once again, this time on a 25-yard touchdown strike over Rams CB Cortland Finnegan. 24-13, Cardinals.
3:00 remaining in the third quarter
Cards WR Roberts has been impressive all day as well. He's made two catches on this drive using all of his length and vertical leap.
5:00 remaining in the third quarter
Cards RB Alfonso Smith is running well as the No. 2 back today. He just ran over a defender on his way to a first down.
5:56 remaining in the third quarter
Levi Brown probably won't have his starting left tackle job long if he continues to struggle against Robert Quinn.
7:14 remaining in the third quarter
The Rams will punt on a fourth down with less than a foot to go. Cards are pinned deep, but from around midfield, it may have been worth it to go for the first down there.
Conservative call by head coach Jeff Fisher.
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