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Cardinals build 21-3 lead vs. Rams

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For someone who was on the injury report with a right elbow ailment, Carson Palmer has looked pretty good on Sunday against St. Louis.

Palmer has completed 16 of his first 17 passes for 169 yards with one TD and no interceptions as the Cardinals have jumped out to a 21-3 third-quarter lead.

Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald hauled in eight passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in the first two quarters. Rashard Mendenhall kicked off the scoring for Arizona with a three-yard first-quarter TD run.

Eighteen seconds into the second half, Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens was intercepted by Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby, who took it back for a 24-yard score and extended Arizona’s lead to 18 points. On the play, Clemens was under pressure from defensive end Calais Campbell.

Clemens had played well before the pick, competing 11-of-15 passes for 141 yards in the first half.

The Cardinals have done well to slow the Rams’ running game, limiting tailback Zac Stacy to just 11 first-half yards.

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1 Response to “Cardinals build 21-3 lead vs. Rams”
  1. cardsfan0467 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:42 AM

    I just want to say, that the Cards looked really good on both sides of the ball. You took care of the ball, and played “D” like you are very capable of. And I want to give a lot of credit to Offensive line. Great job. You guys are starting to click together. As a Cardinal fan for 46 years, I just want to say, this is the best team we have had. And this is just the first year!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the smart playing.

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