Arizona Cardinals (3-0) Los Angeles Rams (3-0)

SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 2021 // 4:05 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI

 

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Jennifer Hale (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 85 (Az.), 83 (LAR) | XM: 383 (Az.), 225 (LAR) | SXM App: 800 (Az.), 818 (LAR)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Rams lead all-time series, 44-38-2
STREAKS: Rams have won past 8
LAST GAME: 1/3/21: Cardinals 7 at Rams 18
LAST GAME AT SITE: 1/3/21

 

ARIZONA CARDINALS LEADERS LOS ANGELES RAMS

W 31-19 at Jacksonville LAST WEEK W 34-24 vs. Tampa Bay
Kliff Kingsbury: 0-4 COACH VS. OPP. Sean McVay: 8-0
34.3 (1L)/21.7 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 31.7/20.7
432.3 OFFENSE 388.0
Kyler Murray: 78-102-1,005-7-4-113.4 PASSING Matthew Stafford: 66-94-942-9-1-129.8
Chase Edmonds: 31-135-4.4-0 RUSHING Darrell Henderson: 29-123-4.2-2
Christian Kirk: 15-239-15.9-2 RECEIVING Cooper Kupp: 25 (T1L)-367 (1L)-14.7-5 (1L)
342.7 DEFENSE 374.0
Chandler Jones: 5 SACKS Three tied: 2
Byron Murphy: 2 INTs Three tied: 1
+3 (7/4) TAKE/GIVE +2 (4/2)
Andy Lee: 51.5 (45.6) PUNTING (NET) Johnny Hekker: 39.7 (38.7)
Matt Prater: 25 (13/13 PAT; 4/6 FG) KICKING Matt Gay: 29 (11/11 PAT; 6/6 FG)

 

CARDINALS NOTES

• QB KYLER MURRAY passed for 316 yards & had rush TD last week. Has rush TD in each of 1st 3 weeks for 2nd-consecutive season & can become 1st QB ever with rush TD in each of his team’s 1st 4 games of season. Has 2+ TD passes in 2 of his past 3 starts vs. LAR. Aims for his 3rd in row with 80+ comp. pct.

• RB CHASE EDMONDS tied his career high with 7 receptions & had 75 scrimmage yards (49 rec., 26 rush) in Week 3. Is 1 of 2 NFC RBs (D’ANDRE SWIFT) with 75+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 3 games of season. RB JAMES CONNER had 1st 2 rush TDs of season last week, his 6th-career game with 2 rush TDs.

• WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has 5+ catches in 6 of his past 7 vs. NFC West. WR A.J. GREEN had 5 receptions for team-high 112 yards last week. Has 34 games with 100+ rec. yards since 2011, tied-4th most in NFL. Had 2 rec. TDs in his last game vs. Rams (11/29/15 w/ Cin.). WR CHRISTIAN KIRK had 7 catches for 104 yards in Week 3, his 4th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4.

• LB CHANDLER JONES has 8 sacks & 9 TFL in his past 6 on road vs. NFC West. DE J.J. WATT has TFL in 2 of 3 games in 2021. LB MARKUS GOLDEN aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in last meeting. LB JORDAN HICKS led team with 12 tackles & had sack & 4th-career FF last week. Had INT in last meeting. S BUDDA BAKER has 10+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 vs. LAR. CB BYRON MURPHY had 2 INTs, incl. 1st-career INT-TD, in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 2+ PD.

RAMS NOTES

• QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 343 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 134 rating in Week 3, his 51st-career game with 300+ pass yards. Is 1 of 2 QBs (DEREK CARR) with 275+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes in each of 1st 3 weeks. Ranks 2nd in rating (129.8) & tied-2nd in TD passes (9) in 2021. Aims for his 3rd start in row vs. Az. with 2+ TDs, 0 INTs & 110+ rating.

• RB DARRELL HENDERSON had rush TD in his last game vs. Az. (12/6/20). Aims for his 3rd in row with 80+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. RB SONY MICHEL had 79 scrimmage yards (67 rush, 12 rec.) in Week 3.

• WR COOPER KUPP had team-high 9 receptions for 96 yards & 2 TDs last week. Leads NFL in rec. yards (367) & rec. TDs (5). & ties-1st in receptions (25). Is 1 of 2 NFC WRs (ADAM THIELEN) with rec. TD in each of 1st 3 weeks. Aims for his 6th in row vs. Az. & 8th in row overall with 5+ catches. WR ROBERT WOODS has 5+ catches in 7 of 8 career games vs. Az. WR DESEAN JACKSON had 38th-career game with 100+ rec. yards (120) last week. Became 5th player in SB era with 10 career TDs of 75+ yards. TE TYLER HIGBEE had 1st rec. TD of season in Week 3.

• DL AARON DONALD aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack &  10th in row overall with TFL. Has 12 sacks & 18 TFL in 14 career games vs. Az. Since 2014, leads NFL in sacks (87.5) & TFL (134). LB LEONARD FLOYD had sack & FF in last meeting. Aims for his  3rd in row with sack. CB JALEN RAMSEY had 8 tackles last week. Had 4 PD in last meeting.