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Random Ramsdom 10/3: Rams Stifle Cardinals, Still Atop the NFC West at 3-1

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Rams Win Thriller Over Cardinals, 17-13 | Rams’ Official Site

For the second year in a row, the Rams won a thrilling game in the desert, beating the Cardinals 17-13.

Rams’ Pressuring Defense Stifles Palmer, Cardinals |

With Carson Palmer in the locker room for concussion evaluation, Rams linebacker Mark Barron intercepted backup quarterback Drew Stanton to seal a 17-13 victory for the Los Angeles Rams over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4. Here’s what we learned

Quick Strikes Twice in Rams’ 17-13 Win Over Cardinals | L.A. Times

Quarterback Case Keenum and receiver Brian Quick connected on two touchdown pass plays, the defense forced five turnovers and Tavon Austin set up the winning score with a long punt return en route to another victory that made the Rams’ season-opening 28-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers increasingly look like an anomaly.

Rams Edge Cardinals to Win Third Straight | L.A. Daily News

The Rams followed a familiar pattern Sunday, as the defense came with a number of impressive stops and the offense, well, hoped for something good. Finally, it arrived.

Rams Capture Another Close One, Improve to 3-1 | O.C. Register

Of all the improbable moments of this young Rams season, it’s difficult to top owner Stan Kroenke, in a three-piece suit, chasing down cornerback Trumaine Johnson in the locker room

Rams Rally Late to Beat Cardinals, Palmer Hurt | ESPN

Tavon Austin returned a punt 47 yards to set up Case Keenum’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Brian Quick with 2:41 to play, and the Los Angeles Rams improved to 3-1 for the first time in a decade with a 17-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Rams Putting More Than a Decade of Mediocrity Behind Them | V.C. Star

This doesn’t erase the Stinker in San Francisco. The season-opening shutout at Levi’s Stadium is a stain that can’t be scrubbed from the permanent record.

“That Niner game still gets me,” Trumaine Johnson said, shaking his head, “because that’s not us.”

Jeff Fisher Has Rams Riding High After Victory in the Desert |

He sat in a folding chair a few feet from the showering area of the visitors' locker room at University of Phoenix Stadium, flashing the tiniest hint of a self-satisfied smile under his ubiquitous Highway Patrolman's mustache. (<— What is wrong with Mike Silver?)

Keenum Holding Tight As Rams’ Starting QB | L.A. Times

As he showed Sunday on a zigzagging scramble that seemed to last a minute, Rams quarterback Case Keenum can move backward and forward, this way and that, finding pockets of breathing room when everything is breaking down around him.

Rams Starting to Grow Confidence In Keenum | O.C. Register

In the third quarter Case Keenum saw daylight, even indoors. He ran through the bad-intentioned Cardinals for 27 yards, and a first down on the Arizona eight.

Donald Creates Havoc on Arizona Quarterbacks | L.A. Times

Aaron Donald did not have a sack in his first three games, a dry spell that bothered the Rams lineman but hardly detracted from his performance.

It’s Austin’s Turn to Produce Game-Turning Plays | O.C. Register

As much lip as Tavon Austin gives his defensive teammates – and the quietest guy you’ll ever meet freely admits he’s the loudest guy in the stadium come game day – even he knew it was time to shut up and step up late in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Austin Sets Up Rams’ Win With Big Punt Return | L.A. Times

Tavon Austin provided the game-turning play during the Rams’ 17-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, returning a punt 47 yards to set up the winning touchdown at University of Phoenix Stadium.

How Did the Rams Get to 3-1 and What Does it Mean For Goff? | Fox Sports

The Los Angeles Rams are 3-1, and if you saw that coming after the team’s disastrous 28-0 season-opening loss on Monday Night Football, then, regrettably, I have to declare you, sir or madam, a liar.

At 3-1 After Win Over Cardinals, Rams Must Be Taken Seriously | ESPN

Perhaps it’s time you take the Los Angeles Rams seriously.

Rams Are the NFL’s Biggest Pretender | Bleacher Report

Looking at the NFC West standings right now makes you test the amount of time eyes can be rubbed before there’s a reaction of some kind.