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NFL Capsule: Cardinals at Rams

By The Associated Press
    2012-10-03 10:49

ARIZONA (4-0) At ST. LOUIS (2-2)

Thursday, 8:20 p.m. NFL Network

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Arizona 3-1, St. Louis 3-1

SERIES RECORD - Tied 33-32-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 5, Rams No. 19

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Rams 23-20, Nov. 27, 2011

LAST WEEK - Cardinals beat Dolphins 23-20 OT; Rams beat Seahawks 19-13

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (30), PASS (24)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (14T), PASS (2)

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (20), PASS (27)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (26), PASS (12)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cardinals 4-0 for first time since 1974 when club was based in St. Louis, and have won 11 of 13 dating to 2011. ... Cardinals have won 10 of 11 in series, lone loss in 2010, and coach Ken Whisenhunt 9-1 vs. St. Louis. ... Rams 2-0 at home, and have matched win total from last season. ... Rams had three interceptions for second time of season last week. ... Both kickers are perfect thus far. Arizona's Jay Feely 7 for 7 on FGs, Rams' Greg Zuerlein 12 for 12, setting club record with 60-yarder last week. ... Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb passed for 324 yards and three TDs last week, his most with team. ... WR Larry Fitzgerald has 13 TDs in last 15 games vs. Rams. Since 2005, Fitzgerald leads NFL with 9,080 yards receiving, 67 receiving TDs. ... WR Andre Roberts had career-high 118 yards and two TDs last week. ... Cardinals have had two or more sacks in 10 straight games, longest active streak in NFL. ... LB Daryl Washington has sack in four of last five games. ... Patrick Peterson has punt return for TD in both career meetings against Rams. ... Rams WR Danny Amendola is second in NFL with 31 receptions. ... DE Chris Long has sack in 12 of last 14 games. ... CB Cortland Finnegan has three interceptions. ... Rookie P Johnny Hekker threw 2-yard TD pass to Amendola on fake field goal. It's first TD pass by Rams P since NFL-AFL merger. Last time Rams converted fake field goal was Nov. 1, 2009 when K Josh Brown threw 36-yard pass to TE Daniel Fells.

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