Arizona 30, St. Louis 10

Date - 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, December 8, 2013
Location - University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Walt Coleman
Attendance - 60643

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
St. Louis 3 0 0 7 10
Arizona 7 7 9 7 30

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 5-8 3-3 2-5 L2
Arizona 8-5 6-1 2-4 W1

Recap


Cardinals 30, Rams 10: Carson Palmer went 27-for-32 for 269 yards and a touchdown as host Arizona kept its wild-card hopes alive by taking out St. Louis.

Larry Fitzgerald caught 12 passes for 96 yards and a score for the Cardinals (8-5), who stayed within a game of San Francisco in the wild-card race. Karlos Dansby ran an interception back for a score and John Abraham sacked Kellen Clemens in the end zone for a safety to lead the Arizona defense.

Clemens struggled to 181 yards on 16-of-27 passing and threw two interceptions as the Rams (5-8) dropped their second straight game. Zac Stacy ran for a touchdown but was limited to 25 yards on 14 carries.

The Cardinals jumped on top when Rashard Mendenhall capped the opening drive with a 3-yard TD run. The Rams responded with a 44-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein but Palmer found Fitzgerald with a 7-yard scoring pass with 50 seconds left in the half to send Arizona into the break with a 14-3 cushion.

St. Louis got the ball to start the second half but Dansby picked off Clemens on the second play and ran it back 23 yards for a TD. Abraham’s safety 5 1/2 minutes later made it 23-3 before the Rams finally found the end zone on Stacy’s 1-yard burst to open the fourth quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arizona RB Andre Ellington tacked on a 6-yard TD run to put the game away with 1:55 left and finished with 46 yards on 11 carries. … The Rams were penalized 11 times for 90 yards after getting called for 11 infractions for 105 yards last week. … Palmer has 12 touchdowns and four interceptions over the last six games.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
St. Louis   Arizona
Tavon Austin Player Andre Ellington
1 Attempts 11
56 Yards 46
56.0 Avg Yards 4.2
0 Touchdowns 1
56 Long 21
Receiving
St. Louis   Arizona
Jared Cook Player Larry Fitzgerald
3 Receptions 12
49 Yards 96
16.3 Avg Yards 8.0
0 Touchdowns 1
31 Long 19

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
St. Louis 257 100 157 1 1 0 1.0 1
Arizona 369 107 262 4 0 2 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Tennessee. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Rams have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .286 after a loss.