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Rams vs. Cardinals Halftime Report

Rams vs. Cardinals Halftime Report for Wild Card Round weekend.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals halftime report for Wild Card Round weekend:

Halftime score

Rams 21, Cardinals 0

Rams first half stats

  • 1st downs: 9
  • 3rd down conversation rate: 4-8
  • Total net yards: 180
  • Rushing yards: 94
  • Passing yards: 86
  • Field goals: 0-0
  • Penalties: 3 (25 yards)
  • Turnovers: 0

Quick analysis

  • Rams starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth had to come off the field on the first drive but later returned.
  • The Rams have committed to the run early on, relying on their ground attack of Sony Michel and Cam Akers to keep a balanced approach throughout the first half.
  • The Rams' midseason additions of Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr. have led the charge during the early goings, logging a touchdown and a sack in the first quarter.
  • The Rams have relied on quarterback sneaks on short-yardage situations, calling three of them in the first half with one going for a touchdown.
  • Cardinals wide receiver A.J. Green was taken into the medical tent after Rams safety Nick Scott delivered a bang-bang tackle, knocking the ball loose.
  • Kyler Murray played one of his worst halves of football, throwing two interceptions for 28 yards.

Players to note in the first half

Rams

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  • Matthew Stafford: 6/9, 93 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Odell Beckham Jr.: 3 catches, 52 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Cam Akers: 10 carries, 36 yards
  • Sony Michel: 7 carries, 44 yards
  • Von Miller: 5 tackles, 3 TFLs, 1 sack, 1 QB hit

Cardinals

  • Kyler Murray: 7/17, 28 yards, 2 interceptions
  • Rondale Moore: 4 catches, 21 yards
  • Chandler Jones: 7 tackles
  • Jordan Hicks: 5 tackles
  • Markus Golden: 3 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 QB hit

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