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St. Louis Rams v. Arizona Cardinals: Breaking the Series Tie In Their 75th All-Time Meeting

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The St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals will face off for the 75th time this Sunday. One team will walk away as owners of the all-time series lead...

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Dating all the way back to October 3, 1937 when the Chicago Cardinals beat the Cleveland Rams 6-0, these two franchises have played a combined [regular and post seasons] 74 games against one another.  The Cardinals have won 36 games.  The Rams have won 36 games.  And the two teams have tied twice.

The winner of this Sunday’s matchup will own a slight advantage, at least until 2016, in the all-time, head-to-head series.

In terms of head coaches, Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians holds a 3-2 record against the Rams, while Rams’ head coach Jeff Fisher boasts a 6-5 record against the Cardinals.

The last two times these two teams met was earlier this season in Week 4.  Nick Foles passed for 171 yards and three touchdowns. Rams’ wide receiver Tavon Austin had six catches for 96 yards, adding two scores.  The Rams were able to steal a win on the road, besting the Cardinals 24-22.

The last time these two teams met in St. Louis was nearly one year ago [12/11/14]. Arizona kicker Chandler Catanzaro converted 4 field goals, including a 51-yarder. Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams rushed for 75 yards.  The Cardinals walked away 12-6 victors in that game.

For a full list of games, game logs, and final scores, you can visit The Football Database.

2015 Stats

Rams Notes

*  Nick Foles has 8 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and a 96.5 passer rating in his three starts against Arizona.  He’s had 3 TD’s, 0 INT’s and a 100+ rating in two of those three games.

*  Todd Gurley made his first career start against Arizona in Week 4.  He rushed for 146 yards, 106 of which came in the 4th quarter.  He’s rushed for six TD’s in the past six games.  Since Week 4, he’s 3rd in the NFL with 785 rushing yards and ties for 1st with six rushing TD’s.

*  Tavon Austin had six catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns in Week 4.  He has 17 career TD’s [8 rec. 6 rush, 3 punt return], including a rushing touchdown last week.

*  In their 9/8/13 meeting, Jared Cook had 7 catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns.

*  The Rams are tied for 2nd in the NFC with 30 sacks, led by defensive tackle Aaron Donald [7], and defensive end Robert Quinn [5].  Donald had a sack in their last home meeting.  Quinn has seven sacks, and three forced fumbles in their last four home meetings.

*  Janoris Jenkins had an interception in Week 4.

*  James Laurinaitis is one of two players in the NFL with 15+ sacks [16.5] and 10+ INTs [10].

Cardinals Notes

*  The Cardinals have won five straight games.

*  Carson Palmer has won 22 of his past 26 starts.  He has 27 pass touchdowns, three shy of the team’s single-season record [Kurt Warner threw for 30 in 2008].

*  Rookie running back David Johnson had a touchdown catch in Week 4 in St. Louis.  He leads NFL rookie with eight touchdowns [4 rush, 3 reception, 1 kick return].

*  Larry Fitzgerald has a catch in 181 consecutive games, including the playoffs.  Since entering the NFL in 2004, he has 105 receiving touchdowns, which is most in the NFL during that span.  He has 992 receiving yards on the season, and needs only eight more to complete his 7th 1,000+ yard season.

*  Rookie wide receiver J.J. Nelson is averaging 29.4 yards per catch in 2015.

*  Michael Floyd has five touchdowns in the last five games.

*  John Brown had five catches for 99 yards last week.

*  Safety Tyrann Mathieu had a forced fumble in Week 4 and also had one in their last game in St. Louis. He has four interceptions and a forced fumble in his last four divisional games, and is tied for the team lead in INT’s [4] with fellow safety Rashad Johnson.

*  In nine meetings, Patrick Peterson has six interceptions and three touchdowns [2 punt return, 1 INT].

*  Calais Campbell has tallied 2.5 sacks in his last three match-ups against the Rams.