NFL Capsule: Rams at Cardinals

NFL Capsule: Rams at Cardinals
November 21, 2012, 2:55 pm
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ST. LOUIS (3-6-1) At ARIZONA (4-6)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - St. Louis 6-4; Arizona 4-6

SERIES RECORD - Cardinals lead 33-32-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 26; Cardinals No. 25

LAST MEETING - Rams beat Cardinals 17-3, Oct. 4, 2012

LAST WEEK - Rams lost to Jets 27-13; Cardinals lost to Falcons 23-19

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (12), PASS (21)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (17), PASS (14)

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (30), PASS (26)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (21), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Neither team has won since Rams beat Cardinals Oct. 4. ... St. Louis' five straight games without opponent turnover longest such streak since 1950. ... Rams sacked Kevin Kolb nine times in the first meeting. ... Rams 29 sacks rank fourth in NFL. ... St. Louis 2-0-1 against NFC West, 1-6 against everyone else. ... Rams RB Steven Jackson 322 yards shy of 10,000 yards rushing for career. ... Rams WR Chris Givens first rookie to catch a pass of at least 50 yards in five straight games. ... Jets converted both of St. Louis' lost fumbles into TDs last week. ... Both teams brought player named Wells back from NFL's inactive/designated to return list this week - the Rams' C Scott Wells, and the Cardinals' RB Beanie Wells. ... Last week against Arizona, Atlanta's Matt Ryan became first player in 45 years to throw five interceptions and no touchdown passes and have his team win. ... Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington has 91 tackles, eight sacks, 10 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, an interception and 12 QB pressures. ... Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald has 99 career receptions against Rams. ... After Atlanta's six turnovers, Arizona has 22 takeaways, fourth-most in the NFL. ... Arizona QBs 11 of 27 for 41 net yards against Falcons. ... QB Ryan Lindley, in NFL debut, was one of seven Arizona rookies to play against Atlanta. ... Cardinals 4-0 when they lost at St. Louis, triggering losing streak at six games and counting.

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