December 03, 2015

ARIZONA (9-2) at ST. LOUIS (4-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cardinals 6-5, Rams 4-7

SERIES RECORD - Tied 36-36-2

LAST MEETING - Rams beat Cardinals 24-22, Oct. 4, 2015

LAST WEEK - Cardinals beat 49ers 19-13, Rams lost to Bengals 31-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 3, Rams No. 23

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (12), PASS (4).

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (4), PASS (10).

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (7), PASS (32).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (21), PASS (8).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cardinals have won six of seven since losing at home to Rams in Week 4 and have five-game winning streak. They've won nine of their first 11 in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history and lead the NFC West by three games. ... Rams have lost four straight after entering November with a winning record for the first time since 2006, but are 3-0 vs. NFC West with home victories over Seahawks and 49ers. ... Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu had a career-high 13 tackles last week and in four games vs. NFC West opponents has four interceptions, one returned for TD, eight passes defensed and a forced fumble. ... QB Carson Palmer is second in NFL in TD passes (27) and passer rating (105.9), trailing only the Patriots' Tom Brady in both categories. ... WR Larry Fitzgerald has 16 TD receptions against Rams, most among active players in NFL against single team in regular season, and needs 8 yards receiving for seventh 1,000-yard season of career. ... Rams have averaged 10 points the last three games of the four-game skid. ... RB Todd Gurley had 146 yards rushing against Cardinals in first career start, but held to 19 yards on nine attempts last week. ... WR Tavon Austin had two TD receptions against Cardinals in October. ... Fantasy Tip: Palmer has led game-deciding scoring drives in each of the last three games. He's three TD passes shy of the franchise record set by Kurt Warner in 2008.

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