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Arizona vs. St. Louis Full Roster Report Card Grades for Arizona
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They're baaaaack! The Arizona Cardinals are back in the thick of the wild-card battle after they thumped the St. Louis Rams, 30-10, Sunday afternoon at University of Phoenix Stadium. 

Carson Palmer completed 27 of 32 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown. Larry Fitzgerald finished with 96 yards on 12 catches and scored a touchdown for the fourth straight game. The defense also got into the act with Karlos Dansby (above) running an interception back for a touchdown. John Abraham added three sacks.

Despite the win on the scoreboard, the Cardinals appear to have suffered a significant loss in the defensive backfield. In the third quarter, Tyrann Mathieu was tackled awkwardly as he returned the free kick following a safety that made the score 23-3. According to Dan Hanzus of, the Cardinals believe Mathieu has a torn ACL in his left knee and will be out for the rest of the season. 

Arizona picked up its first win against the NFC West in its past nine tries to improve to 8-5 on the season. The Cardinals are still a game behind the San Francisco 49ers for the final wild-card spot as the 49ers knocked off the Seattle Seahawks, 19-17, on a last-minute Phil Dawson field goal. 

Start the slideshow below and see how the Cardinals grade out in this win. 

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