SoFi Stadium gives LA Rams one helluva home field advantage

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Cardinals veterans leading the charge

The Arizona Cardinals defense is playing pretty well, thanks to the resurgence of outside linebacker Chandler Jones. He has accounted for five of the Cardinals’ ten quarterback sacks.  From the secondary, third-year cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. has picked off two of the three Cardinals interceptions.

On offense, it’s veteran wide receiver Christian Kirk who is leading the Cardinals in receiving yards, followed by rookie Rondale Moore. The difference in offense is that quarterback Kyler Murray is completing 76.5 percent of his passes. He’s passed for 1005 yards, seven touchdowns, four interceptions, and been sacked five times.

Rams make Murray miss

The LA Rams have been pretty stingy when facing Kyler Murray. Per, Murray is a lifetime 0-4 against the LA Rams. He’s completed 74 of 126 passes (58.7 completion percentage) for 748 yards, five touchdowns, and four interceptions.  He’s also been sacked 11 times in four games, losing 91 yards.

If the Rams defense can harass and make Murray miss like that today, they will win this one. The Cardinals did play in SoFi Stadium in 2021. But they have not yet played with fans in the stands. The Rams players have talked about the tremendous energy generated when playing in front of their fans. The energy is so positive that the Rams have not trailed a single moment this year when playing at SoFi.

The LA Rams did not sit still in the off-season. The Rams organization did what they do. They vetted a quarterback who, in their best estimation, was an elite talent.  For the LA Rams, the addition of Matthew Stafford ignites this offense. He is the torch that has ignited the offensive pyre. It’s now an offense that is worthy of playing on the football field at SoFi Stadium.