Preview: Los Angeles Rams (8-4) at Arizona Cardinals (10-2)

MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2021 // 8:15 PM ET // STATE FARM STADIUM // REFEREE: CARL CHEFFERS

ON THE AIRWAVES
TV: ESPN (8:15 PM ET): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters (field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner
SIRIUS: 81 (LAR), 83 (Az.), 88 (National) | XM: 226 (LAR), 225 (Az.), 88 (National) | SXM App: 818 (LAR), 800 (Az.), 88 (National)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Rams lead all-time series, 44-39-2
STREAKS: Rams have won 8 of past 9
LAST GAME: 10/3/21: Cardinals 37 at Rams 20
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/6/20: Rams 38, Cardinals 28

 

LOS ANGELES RAMS  LEADERS  ARIZONA CARDINALS

W 37-7 vs. Jacksonville LAST WEEK W 33-22 at Chicago
Sean McVay: 8-1 COACH VS. OPP. Kliff Kingsbury: 1-4
28.0/22.5 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 28.6/18.7
386.9 OFFENSE 368.8
Matthew Stafford: 292-438-3,611-30-9-106.3 PASSING Kyler Murray: 197-271-2,399-19-7-112.2 (1L)
Darrell Henderson: 142-648-4.6-5 RUSHING James Conner: 166-630-3.8-12
Cooper Kupp: 100 (1L)-1,366 (1L)-13.7-11 (1L) RECEIVING Christian Kirk: 50-632-12.6-4
338.8 DEFENSE 318.8
Leonard Floyd: 8 SACKS Markus Golden: 10
Jalen Ramsey: 3 INTs Byron Murphy: 4
+3 (17/14) TAKE/GIVE +12 (23/11)
Johnny Hekker: 43.4 (41.9) PUNTING (NET) Andy Lee: 49.8 (42.3)
Matt Gay: 104 (35/36 PAT; 23/24 FG) KICKING Matt Prater: 91 (40/41 PAT; 17/22 FG)

 

RAMS NOTES

• QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 295 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.8 rating last week. Ranks 2nd in TD passes (30) & 3rd in pass yards (3,611), his 3rd-career season with 30+ TD passes. Passed for 280 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT in Week 4 meeting. Has 14 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 102.1 rating in 6 road starts this season.

• RB DARRELL HENDERSON had 116 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 27 rec.) in last meeting. Has 7 TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.) in 6 road games this season. RB SONY MICHEL had season-high 121 rush yards & 2nd rush TD of season last week.

• WR COOPER KUPP became 1st player ever with 100+ catches (100) & 10+ rec. TDs (11) in team’s 1st 12 games of season. Can become 3rd player in SB era with 90+ rec. yards in 9 straight games. Leads NFL with 7 games with 100+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches in 16 straight games, longest active streak in NFL. WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. Had 5 catches for 79 yards vs. Az. in Week 6 w/ Cle. WR VAN JEFFERSON aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch. Had 90 rec. yards & rec. TD in Week 4 meeting.

• DL AARON DONALD had 7th sack of season last week & can become 4th player since 1982 with 8+ sacks in each of 1st 8 seasons. Has 9 sacks in his past 5 at Az. Aims for his 6th in row at Az. with sack & 8th in row at Az. with TFL. LB VON MILLER has 4 sacks, 2 FF & FR in 2 career games vs. Az. & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Az. with 2+ sacks. CB JALEN RAMSEY aims for his 3rd in row vs. Az. with 2+ PD.

 

CARDINALS NOTES

• QB KYLER MURRAY became the 4th-youngest player (24 years, 120 days old) with 10,000 pass yards in NFL history. Became 3rd QB (JOSH ALLEN & CAM NEWTON) with 20+ rush TDs (20) in 1st 3 seasons in SB era. Has 13 games with both pass & rush TD, tied-3rd most by QB in 1st 3 seasons all-time. Leads QBs with 72.7 comp. pct. in 2021. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.3 rating in Week 4 meeting.

• RB JAMES CONNER has TD in 6 straight games, 3rd-longest active streak in NFL. Leads NFC with 12 rush TDs & has career-high 14 TDs in 2021. Rushed for 2 TDs in Week 4 meeting. RB CHASE EDMONDS had 120 rush yards in Week 4 meeting.

• WR DEANDRE HOPKINS had 8th rec. TD of season last week. Had 8 catches & rec. TD in last home meeting. Has 10,527 career rec. yards, 4th-most all-time by player prior to 30th birthday. WR A.J. GREEN had 67 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. TE ZACH ERTZ had 5 catches in his last game vs. LAR (9/20/20 w/ Phi.).

• LB CHANDLER JONES needs 1.5 sacks for 7th-career 10+ sack season. Since 2016, ranks 2nd in NFL in sacks (69.5). LB MARKUS GOLDEN leads team with 10 sacks, his 3rd-career 10-sack season. Had FF in last meeting. LB JORDAN HICKS had season-high 13 tackles & 2 sacks last week. Needs 5 tackles for 3rdstraight 100-tackle season. S BUDDA BAKER had 5th-career INT last week. Had FR in last meeting. CB BYRON MURPHY had 4th INT of season last week. Had INT in Week 4 meeting.