Arizona 23, St. Louis 20

Sunday, November 27, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 27, 2011
WHERE: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Mike Carey
ATTENDANCE: 56029

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 3 0 17 3 23
St. Louis 7 3 0 10 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 4-7 2-2 2-5 W1
St. Louis 2-9 1-5 1-4 L2

Recap

Patrick Peterson recorded his fourth touchdown on a punt return this season and Beanie Wells ran for 228 yards and a score as the Arizona Cardinals posted a 23-20 road victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Jay Feely booted three field goals - including a game-winning 22-yarder with 4:09 remaining - for Arizona, which has won 11 of its last 12 meetings with the Rams and seven straight in St. Louis.

Peterson's 80-yard punt return for a score late in the third quarter gave him a share of the all-time record set in 1951 by Detroit's Jack Christiansen and equaled by Denver's Rick Upchurch (1976) and Chicago's Devin Hester (2007).

Peterson's touchdown, which came three minutes after a 7-yard scoring run by Wells, provided the Cardinals a 20-10 lead with 2:56 remaining in the third quarter. But in the fourth, Josh Brown kicked a 48-yard field goal and Sam Bradford connected with Brandon Lloyd on a 16-yard scoring strike just three plays after Brady Poppinga recovered a fumble by Wells to forge a 20-20 tie.

Arizona (4-7) went ahead for good on its next possession as a 53-yard run by Wells set up Feely's winning kick.

Lloyd made five catches for 74 yards and Steven Jackson gained 64 yards on 17 carries for St. Louis (2-9), which fell to 1-5 at home.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Arizona   St. Louis
Beanie Wells Player Steven Jackson
27 Attempts 17
228 Yards 64
8.4 Avg Yards 3.8
1 Touchdowns 0
71 Long 19
Receiving
Arizona   St. Louis
Larry Fitzgerald Player Brandon Lloyd
3 Receptions 5
55 Yards 74
18.3 Avg Yards 14.8
0 Touchdowns 1
41 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Arizona 374 268 106 2 3 0 2.0 2
St. Louis 272 86 186 2 2 2 3.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Rams have a W/L % of .182 after a win and .182 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .364 after a loss.
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