St. Louis Rams Give Up Lead, Lose 31-14 To Cardinals


The St. Louis Rams gave up 21 fourth quarter points in way of falling to the Arizona Cardinals 31-14 Sunday afternoon.  Once again couldn’t find a way to close in the Jeff Fisher era as they went into the fourth quarter up 14-10 only to turn the ball over three times giving up 21 unanswered points in the process.

The Rams took the lead in the final minutes of the second quarter with a 59-yard touchdown pass to Jared Cook. Cook lead the Rams in receiving on the day catching two passes for 84-yards.

Once again, the officials played a role in the Rams’ loss, taking away a Jared Cook reception that would have put the Rams inside the five yard line in the early stages of the fourth quarter. Lance Kendricks was flagged for a blindside block that put the Rams on the 35-yard line. Former head of officiating Mike Pereira as well as others voiced his disagreement with the call.

On third down Austin Davis was sacked and put the Rams out of field goal range. Davis completed 17 of 30 passes for 216 yards and a TD with two interceptions and a lost fumble, all of which came in the final quarter.

On the ensuing Cardinals drive Carson Palmer went down with what looked like an ACL injury. Drew Stanton came in for the injured Palmer and the Cardinals offense didnt take a step back. Stanton went perfect on the opening drive, capping it off with a 48-yard touchdown pass to rookie John Brown.

A Patrick Peterson interception that bounced off the hands of Kenny Britt was returned for a touchdown to put Cardinals up 24-14 and put the game out of reach for the struggling Rams offense.

The St. Louis Rams fall to 3-6 on the season for the second straight year and finished their three game road trip. The Rams play at home next week against the Denver Broncos who defeated the Oakland Raiders 41-17.