The Rams came into their game against the Cardinals facing one of the last few undefeated teams in the league. Once the game was over, there was one fewer undefeated team. The Rams were able to upset the Cardinals 17-3. The Rams defense stifled the Cardinals the entire game. The Rams were able to get to Kolb repeatedly and keep him off balance for the entire game.
“We believe in ourselves,” Quinn said. “We believe we can be one of the great defenses. When there was a play to be made, we made it.” Arizona (4-1) scored at least 20 points in each of its first four games, but had no luck containing a pass rush that had totaled just six sacks on the year, and got stopped twice inside the 20 in the final minutes.
Bradford, although the Rams emerged with a victory, played relatively poorly. Bradford completed only 7-21 passes, for two touchdowns and a pick. So even though he was extremely inaccurate, he was able to make the completions count by putting them in the end-zone. Steven Jackson had 18 carries for 76 yards and has played solid for the Rams thus far into the season. Amendola and Givens both led the team in receiving yards, both having one catch for 44 and 51 yards respectively. Givens took his one catch to the house for six.
Danny Amendola was sidelined in the second quarter with a right shoulder injury on a diving attempt that was initially ruled a 22-yard catch for a first down but overturned after the Cardinals challenged. Amendola perhaps hinted at the extent of the injury when he flung his helmet, with his left hand, while walking in a tunnel to get X-rays. He had the arm in a sling after the game.
The Rams travel to Miami this week to take on the Dolphins.