Rams Hand Cardinals First Loss of Season, 17-3
(ST. LOUIS) -- The St. Louis Rams stymied the Arizona Cardinals 17-3 on Thursday night, giving the previously undefeated Cardinals their first loss of the season.
The Rams defense recorded nine sacks against Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb. The Cardinals were unable to find the endzone in a game for the first time all season.
Sam Bradford broke out of a slump to throw two touchdown passes, including a 52-yard score to rookie wide receiver Chris Givens.
The Rams (3-2) are 3-0 at home for the first time since 2003 and are above the .500 mark for the first time in six years.
After kicking two long field-goals in a Week Four win over the Seattle Seahawks, rookie placekicker Greg Zuerlein added a 53-yarder for the Rams.
The Cardinals fell to 4-1 on the season.
Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb struggled against the Rams' pass rush, throwing for 289 yards with no touchdowns. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 92 yards.
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