Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals
The Week 4 schedule has four late afternoon games with the divisional match-up between the Rams and Cardinals the best of the lot. As a part of their 4-2 divisional record, the Rams and Cardinals split their season series, with the road team getting the win in both.
Interestingly enough, these two played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Week 4 last year too, one the Rams won 24-22. It was the game when running back Todd Gurley got his first shot to show the world what he could do; and he didn’t disappoint.
Gurley ran for 146 yards on 19 carries, including a 52-yarder, adding 15 yards through the air on 2 catches. Tavon Austin stole the show though, catching six balls for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
Carson Palmer threw for over 350 yards in the loss, connecting with David Johnson for his lone touchdown pass. Although Nick Foles threw for only 171 yards he upstaged Palmer with three touchdown passes.
The Rams won the turnover battle, forcing 3 while not turning the ball over at all. An interesting stat out of this one is the fact the Cards got twice as many first downs as the Rams, 26-13.
Arizona has won 14 of the last 20 these two have played and are 13-7 ATS in the same sample, including 5-1 in their last 6.