Rams Offense Falls Flat; Fall To Cardinals 12-6

The Rams defense held their own against the Cardinals Thursday night at home, but didn’t get much from their offense, and in the end only managed two field goals in a 12-6 loss to Arizona.

Chandler Catanzaro kicked four field goals and the Cardinals overcame the loss of quarterback Drew Stanton with stifling defense.

The Rams (6-8) were held to Greg Zuerlein’s two short field goals and had five three-and-out series in the third quarter. Catanzaro’s 23-yard field goal early in the second quarter ended nine quarters of shutout defense by St. Louis, which beat Washington and Oakland by a combined 76-0 the previous two weeks.

Ryan Lindley was ineffective in his first appearance since 2012 in relief of Stanton, who injured his right knee on a sack in the third quarter, but it didn’t matter. The Cardinals lost Carson Palmer to a season-ending knee injury during their 31-14 victory over St. Louis at home last month.

The Cardinals (11-3) entered tied for the top overall record in the NFC and will clinch a playoff spot if Sunday’s Dallas-Philadelphia game doesn’t end in a tie, or a Detroit loss combined with a Green Bay victory.

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One Response to “Rams Offense Falls Flat; Fall To Cardinals 12-6”

  1. Berdj Rassam says:

    For years now the Rams have been a team that takes 1 step forward and 1 step back, consistently somewhere around .500, but never even close to a serious a playoff team.

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