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St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals: Cardinals To Watch

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Can the St. Louis Rams defeat the Arizona Cardinals? To do so, the Rams will have to find a way to keep these Cardinals from having big games.

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The Arizona Cardinals are 3-0 and will attempt to continue their win streak to control the NFC West. So far this season, the Cardinals have one of the most explosive passing attacks and a rock solid defense.

If the St. Louis Rams want to pull the upset this week, they will have to watch out for these Cardinals.

QB Carson Palmer

This season, Carson Palmer is continuing to show why he is an underrated quarterback. Yes, Palmer has had an up and down career, however Palmer has proven to be a damn good QB when healthy as of late. This season so far, Palmer has thrown for more than 800 yards and has nine touchdowns and two interceptions.

The Other Side Of The Coin

ILB Kevin Minter

Minter has been a slight surprise with the Cardinals this season. Last year, Minter played with an injured shoulder and was not relied upon as basically a role player. This season, he has stepped up and earned a starting MLB spot. Last week he finished the game with seven stops, the most for the team last week against the San Francisco 49ers.

FS Tyrann Mathieu

Who doesn't know about the Honey Badger? In case there's one among us who doesn't, Mathieu is the Cards' special hybrid slot corner and free safety. Against the 49ers, Mathieu was thrown on three times, two of which ended up being interceptions.

WR Larry Fitzgerald

The Cardinals veteran receiver is heading into his 12th season in the league and by all intents and purposes, this season will be his best one in aa long time. Fitzgerald already has 300 plus yards and two touchdowns, the biggest surprise is that the receiver has had 8 catches over 20 yards this season, last year he had 10 in 14 games.

RBs Chris Johnson/ Andre Ellington

The Cardinals are in an interesting situation running back-wise. They added Chris Johnson to the team this season, and surprisingly the 30-year-old runner still has some of the explosiveness that has made him a good scat back in the past. Also, Andre Ellington is a dynamic back that has the ability to run and catch. It looks as though Ellington will get the first nod against the Rams.