The Arizona Cardinals won again today beating the St. Louis Rams 31-14. The Cardinals trailed 14-10 at the end of the third quarter. They were driving when starting QB Carson Palmer went down with a knee injury. But that was no problem for the Cardinals due to the play of backup quarterback Drew Stanton. He stepped in and completed 3 of 5 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown put them up for good when he hooked up with John Brown for 48 yards. Then the defense took over. Just one play after being called for a pass interference Patrick Peterson intercepted a pass and took 30 yards to the house for a 24-14 lead. They weren't done yet. Not wanting to be showed up by his fellow cornerback Antonio Cromartie picked up a fumble and returned it 14 yards for the nail in the coffin. The score put the Cardinals up 31-14.
Before the injury Palmer was 25-36 for 241 yards and an interception. Andre Ellington struggled on the ground rushing for just 23 yards on 18 carries. He did manage to get in the end zone on a 3 yard run. Leading the way for the receivers was Mr. Clutch Larry Fitzgerald. He caught 9 passes for 112 yards.
The win improves the Cardinals to 8-1 and claim to the best record in football. Next week they host the Detroit Lions. The Lions are 7-2 and coming off a huge win over the Miami Dolphins 2-16. This promises to be a great game. The way the Cardinals are playing there isn't a team in football that can beat them.