The Arizona Cardinals dropped their fourth game of the season. From the opening whistle to the final tick of the clock, the team was outplayed and outcoached in every aspect of the game.
The offense opened the game with a nice drive. They had a chance to score points, but Phil Dawson missed his fourth kick of the season. From there on out it was all Rams. Offensively the Cardinals could not find any sort of rhythm. Carson Palmer would finish his night 10/22 no touchdowns, and a pick before being forced out of the game with a left arm injury.
Drew Stanton proved to have zero effect, throwing a pick on his second drive of the game. Adrian Peterson was ineffective as well, posting 11 carries for 21 yards.
The Cardinals defense allowed nearly 200 yards on the ground and allowed their first 100-yard rusher since Todd Gurley in 2016. They were on the field far too often, but they were outcoached by Sean McVay and outsmarted by Jared Goff at the line of scrimmage.
A third-quarter interception by Deone Bucannon gave a little life to the offense, but two Gresham penalties killed the Cardinals shot to score points.
The game ended with a 33-0 final score. The Cardinals first shutout in the Keim-Arians era.
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