Arizona is coming off a 31-21 loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium last Sunday. Kyler Murray threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
He also ran eight times for 60 yards. Rondale Moore was targeted 10 times, catching eight passes for 69 yards. Los Angeles lost 16-13 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium last Sunday.
Matthew Stafford was 13 of 27 for 165 yards and a touchdown. Darrell Henderson Jr. carried 12 times for 56 yards. Cooper Kupp scored once. He was targeted nine times, hauling in eight receptions for 127 yards.
The Rams won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 20-12 victory in September, their third straight win against Arizona. Cam Akers had a rushing touchdown for Los Angeles.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Cardinals are averaging 22.6 points per game for the season, 16th in the NFL, and they are facing a Rams defense that has surrendered 21.6 PPG (17th). Meanwhile, Los Angeles has scored 16.4 points a game this season, 29th in the league, and Arizona is allowing 26.8 PPG (31st).
The Cardinals rank 16th in the league in passing yards per game (242.2) and 17th in rushing (117.0). They will be facing a tough test on the ground, as the Rams are fourth in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (98.4).
Against the pass, Los Angeles is 17th (227.0).Los Angeles has been one of the league’s least successful rushing teams, averaging 68.4 yards per game (31st), while ranking 15th in passing yards (242.5). The Cardinals are allowing 267.8 passing yards (25th) and 115.4 rushing yards per game (13th).
Arizona is averaging 2.9 trips to the red zone a game this season, fifth lowest in the NFL, finding the end zone 58% of the time (12th). The Cardinals may struggle to improve on those numbers against one of the league’s best red zone defenses, as the Rams have allowed opponents to score on only 42% of red zone trips (2nd).
Los Angeles ranks as the one of the lowest volume red zone offenses in the league, moving inside the 20-yard-line only 2.9 times per game (28th) and scoring a touchdown on 48% of those possessions (27th).
Through nine games, Kyler Murray has thrown for 12 touchdowns (6 INT) and 240.9 yards per game to lead Arizona in passing. In four away games this season, he has six TDs (5 INT) and an average of 258.0 yards passing.
Kyler Murray also leads the team in rushing with an average of 39.9 yards per game. He has two touchdowns on the ground. Marquise Brown is the Cardinals’ leading receiver with 80.8 yards a game and three TDs.
He is averaging 7.2 receptions on 10.7 targets per game. Matthew Stafford has eight passing touchdowns (8 INT) with 241.0 yards per game through eight games to lead Los Angeles. In five home games this season, he has thrown for seven TDs (7 INT) and an average of 252.0 yards.
Darrell Henderson Jr. has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 31.6 yards a game through eight games. He has two touchdowns. Cooper Kupp has been a star in the Rams’ aerial attack.
He has six touchdowns and a 101.6 yard per game average through eight appearances. Cooper Kupp is averaging 11.6 targets per game (9.0 receptions).
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