St. Louis Rams (1-2) at Arizona Cardinals (3-0)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 4, 2015, 4:25 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -6.5 -- Over/Under: 42.5
The St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals square off late Sunday at U of Phoenix Stadium.
The St. Louis Rams hope to get back to a .500 record by winning their first road game. Nick Foles is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 644 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Foles has a touchdown pass in eight of his last 10 games. Kenny Britt and Jared Cook have combined for 322 receiving yards and one touchdown while Benjamin Cunningham has 10 receptions. The St. Louis Rams ground game is averaging 71.3 yards per contest, and Cunningham leads the way with 57 yards on 18 carries. Defensively, St. Louis is allowing 22.3 points and 325 yards per game. Alec Ogletree leads the Rams with 32 tackles, Aaron Donald has 3.5 sacks and Trumaine Johnson has three pass deflections.
The Arizona Cardinals look to remain undefeated when they play their third home game. Carson Palmer is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 803 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. Palmer has two or more touchdown pass in nine of his last 10 games. Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown have combined for 486 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Darren Fells has five receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 124.7 yards per contest, and Chris Johnson leads the way with 219 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 16.3 points and 299.7 yards per game. Kevin Minter leads the Cardinals with 19 tackles, Alex Okafor has two sacks and Tyrann Mathieu has five pass deflections. Andre Ellington and Mike Iupati are questionable.
The Cardinals may actually be the best team in the NFL just three games in, as they're clicking on both sides of the ball and have blown each game out of the water. It may be time to say that the Cards are for real. The Rams have a great defense, but an offense that's still trying to figure things out and has combined for just 16 points in the last two games.
I'll take Arizona at home by a touchdown.