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Cardinals vs. Rams preview: Stats, history, connections and milestones

Your fact sheet for this game.

Christian Petersen

The Arizona Cardinals play the St. Louis Rams at home for Week 10, the first of the only set of back-to-back home games. Let's look at the matchup.


Arizona is 14th in scoring, averaging 24 points per game. St. Louis, scoring under 19 points per game, good for 28th in the league.

Arizona allows less than 20 points per game, good for fifth in the NFL. The Rams allow over 27, which is 27th.

Arizona has allowed 13 sacks in eight games. St, Louis has allowed 24.

Neither team is particularly great at moving the football. Arizona averages 330 yards of offense a game (23rd overall). The Rams gain 318, good fr 28th.

Defensively, Arizona is third in the league in rush defense and still last in passing yards per game. St. Louis is 29th in rush defense, giving up over 136 yards per game. Their pass defense is eighth, giving up about 225 yards.

The turnover battle is the biggest. Arizona is +10 in the turnover ratio. The Rams are -3.


The two teams have played 70 times. Whoever wins becomes the all-time leader  in the series. It is now tied 34-34-2. Arizona holds a 17-15 series lead at home. The last time they played, Carson Palmer missed a week a practice, but came back and throttled the Rams 30-10.


This week there are no players on either team that once played for the other team.


A win for Arizona would give them an 8-1 record for the first times since 1948.

Andre Ellington can reach 1000 yards from scrimmage today with 128 total yards. He would be the first player to do so in his first two seasons since Ottis Anderson in 1979-1980 and the second player in team history.

Kicker Chandler Catanzaro, if he hits his next two field goal attempts, will have made the first 18 attempts of his career. That would set an NFL record.

If Antonio Cromartie intercepts a pass, it will be the third straight game he has one. He hasn't done that since 2007 and it would be only the second time.

If Larry Fitzgerald catches a TD pass, it will be number 90 in his career. He needs only 25 yards to pass Michael Irvin on the all-time list.