With a victory Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, the St. Louis Rams had the opportunity to climb back into contention in the difficult NFC West.
Despite holding a 14-10 halftime lead over the Cardinals, St. Louis couldn’t complete the task of defeating Arizona as the Rams fell to 3-6 on the season.
Starting quarterback Austin Davis struggled in the second half against the Cardinals. After starting the game 8 for 10 for 110 yards and a touchdown, Davis was intercepted twice in the second half and completed just 9 of 20 passes as the Rams were held scoreless the rest of the game.
A 21-point surge in the fourth quarter propelled the Cardinals to their eighth victory of the season.
However, the Rams are sticking with Davis as their starter for the time being.
“He didn’t have his best half,” head coach Jeff Fisher said, via Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com “He missed some opportunities, he made some bad decisions, had difficulty seeing at times. And over the last couple of weeks he’s thrown four interceptions but we’re going to hang in there. He’s working real hard. So we’ll see where it goes.”
After Sam Bradford was lost for the season, the Rams gave the starting job to Shaun Hill for the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings. But Davis assumed the job when Hill left the game with an injury and has held the job ever since.
The Rams are likely headed for yet another Top 10 draft pick this season. Whether it is Davis or Hill that starts the rest of the season, it likely won’t do much to change that outcome.