Two defensive-minded teams with sub-par quarterbacks produced the lowest-scoring game of the season last night. The Arizona Cardinals improved to 11-3 without scoring a touchdown, winning in St. Louis 12-6.
The Rams have been especially strong, as they are coming off back-to-back shutouts. While three in a row does not look likely, they could very well hold the visitor to less than two touchdowns.
The St. Louis Rams aren’t necessarily out of the playoff race, but one more loss could get them to that point. The Arizona Cardinals have struggled a little since Carson Palmer went down with a season-ending injury. Now, the two NFC West teams are going to battle it out on “Thursday Night Football” and CBS Sports’ Dan Fouts talked about how important the game is for both.
A win Thursday could put Arizona in the playoffs for the first time in five seasons; the simplest combination involves Dallas and Philadelphia not tying.
The atmosphere around the Seahawks has changed in a short time
For at least a week the message of “focus” has been embraced, capped by the Seahawks’ 19-3 win over Arizona on Sunday. The question now is whether it can carry forward on a short week Thursday night against San Francisco.
It wasn’t pretty — many games in this division aren’t. But the Seahawks are right back in contention after Sunday’s 19-3 victory
Marshawn Lynch stuck around for a postgame interview Sunday to avoid further fines from the NFL. He answered every question that was asked of him. Newsworthy? Yes. Why? Because Beast Mode used just 50 words to answer 22 questions.
Arizona was held to a season-low 204 total yards
When Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner was first told he’d completely torn the tendon connecting his big toe and the bottom of his foot, the recovery was estimated to be eight weeks