Two defensive-minded teams with sub-par quarterbacks produced the lowest-scoring game of the season last night. The Arizona Cardinals improved to 11-3 without scoring a touchdown, winning in St. Louis 12-6.
The Rams have been especially strong, as they are coming off back-to-back shutouts. While three in a row does not look likely, they could very well hold the visitor to less than two touchdowns.
The St. Louis Rams aren’t necessarily out of the playoff race, but one more loss could get them to that point. The Arizona Cardinals have struggled a little since Carson Palmer went down with a season-ending injury. Now, the two NFC West teams are going to battle it out on “Thursday Night Football” and CBS Sports’ Dan Fouts talked about how important the game is for both.
A win Thursday could put Arizona in the playoffs for the first time in five seasons; the simplest combination involves Dallas and Philadelphia not tying.
For Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton, this week includes both personal and professional high points.
Stanton has completed 49. 5 percent of his passes for 614 yards and three touchdowns, and he has yet to throw an interception.
Exactly how badly Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer’s left knee was damaged — and how long he’ll be replaced by backup Drew Stanton — might not be known until Monday or Tuesday.
There are only 32 NFL starting quarterback jobs in the world. Four of those are currently occupied by former Michigan State Spartans.
Drew Stanton reminisced Tuesday on his time with the Detroit Lions and offered insight on the messy quarterback situation taking place at his alma mater.
Arizona has reached contract agreements with five free agents, including quarterback Drew Stanton, who follows new Cardinals coach Bruce Arians to the desert.