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Rams maintain two incredible streaks despite loss to the Cardinals

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This week's Thursday night football was certainly a battle of the defenses as neither the St Louis Rams or the visiting Arizona Cardinals could score a touchdown.

A game that was won purely by field goals saw six kicked in total and took Arizona to a 12-6 and gave them their 11th victory of the year.

The Cardinals remain as the #1 seed in the NFC but it was still a bad night for Arizona as St Louis maintained two streaks in an interesting game.

Of the two streaks that St Louis have maintained tonight, one will make them very proud and the other will already have made the Cardinals very unhappy.

Despite their win, the Cardinals post-season chances have taken another big hit after their starting Quarterback Drew Stanton went down with an injury in the third quarter.


In the second divisional match between these teams, this is the second time that the Cardinals starting Quarterback has suffered a serious injury.

In the reverse game at the University of Phoenix stadium, Cardinals Quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a season ending ACL injury.

Tonight Stanton left the game and didn't return with the rumours coming out of the dressing room not being good.

The Cardinals brought in the man who was fourth on their depth chart if you include Palmer in Ryan Lindley and he was able to guide them to victory.

The Rams however have extended their very impressive record and have now played 12 quarters of football without conceding a touchdown.

A night for defense

With such a low scoring game, it was very clear how effective both of these teams can be on defense.

It was Arizona's defense who were the stronger, forcing the Rams to turn the ball over twice and sacking Quarterback Shaun Hill twice.

The turnovers came at the beginning and end of the game with Tre Mason fumbling the ball early on for St Louis and Hill throwing an interception as time expired.

Evidently not a night for offense as the Cardinals Runningback Kerwynn Williams had the most yards of any offensive player with just 75.

The Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey was second with 74 yards and was nine ahead of any other player.

Big play-off game

With their loss tonight, the Rams were officially eliminated from the play-off hunt as they have now fallen to 6-8.

The Cardinals however remain top of the NFC West and the NFC having moved to 11-3 and will now have to wait to see how the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks fair this week.

The Seahawks will be hosting the final NFC West team as the San Francisco 49ers will replay the NFC Championship game from last year.

Meanwhile the Packers visit to the Buffalo Bills who themselves are harbouring play-off ambitions, making week 15 the week the NFL post-season should become clearer.

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