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.
Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre in the NFL’s most exclusive of clubs with his 500th touchdown toss Sunday when the Denver Broncos handed the Arizona Cardinals their first loss, 41-20.
Through the first quarter of the NFL season, the injury reports for the Broncos and their opponents has been somewhat bland. Not this week, as Denver returns a key starters and Arizona misses their starting quarterback.
Some of the Arizona Cardinals are saying Sunday’s matchup in Denver is just another game. Inside linebacker Larry Foote and coach Bruce Arians know otherwise.
Sunday marks the Denver Broncos’ return to football after a one-week absence. It also means the return of one of the team’s most valued defensive players.
When you’re playing the NFC West, the games don’t get any easier. That’s the case this week for the Denver Broncos, as they face the Arizona Cardinals in Denver.
Andrew Luck is working again with Peyton Manning, an old friend who gave him a chance to be both a student and a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy. Together, the Colts’ past and present franchise quarterbacks, both perfectionists by trade, are trying to take the lead in making sure the Pro Bowl is taken seriously.