Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams: Live Scores, Highlights and Analysis

Shaun Church@@NFLChurchContributor ISeptember 8, 2013

Final Score

Rams: 27

Cardinals: 24


The St. Louis Rams come back from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Arizona Cardinals, 27-24. Sam Bradford was strong all day, completing 27-of-38 passing for 299 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 100.7 passer rating.

As expected, tight end Jared Cook was the star of the St. Louis offense, totaling seven receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns.

The Cardinals' offense was good at times, but clutch drives stalled down the stretch, sealing their fate. Carson Palmer completed 26-of-40 passes for 327 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 96.6 passer rating.

Larry Fitzgerald had a good day, catching eight passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns.


Scoring Summary


Second Quarter

14:16: Cards QB Carson Palmer connects with WR Larry Fitzgerald on a 4-yard pass (7-0)

11:24: Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein gets St. Louis on the board with a 36-yard field goal (7-3)

5:27: Cards K Jay Feely concludes a 13-play, 80-yard drive by connecting on a 30-yard field goal (10-3)

0:26: Rams QB Sam Bradford hits TE Jared Cook for a 13-yard score (10-10)


Third Quarter

14:00: Rams K Greg Zuerlein adds a second field goal, this from 25 yards (13-10)

10:42: Cards NT Dan Williams picks Rams QB Bradford and returns it two yards for a TD (17-13)

1:53: Cards QB Palmer finds Fitzgerald on a 24-yard pitch-and-catch (24-13)


Fourth Quarter

13:01: Rams QB Bradford and TE Cook hook up again for a 1-yard TD (24-21)

9:07: Rams K Zuerlein hits a 38-yard field goal (24-24)

0:40: Rams K Zuerlein from 48 yards is clutch (27-24)