Jared Goff proved that he still has the Arizona Cardinals’ number even with the additions of the Kyler Murray-DeAndre Hopkins combo with an impressive 38-28 win in Glendale, Arizona.
The Rams are now 8-4.
What it means:
This was a big one. The Rams are now tied with the Seattle Seahawks — who were upset by the New York Giants on Sunday — for the NFC West lead and Los Angeles have the opportunity to clinch the division. This was an impressive bounce-back win for Sean McVay’s crew after a tough loss to the San Francisco 49ers last week.
The Rams always had an answer for the Cardinals on Sunday. When the Cardinals turned a Rams’ fumbled punt into a touchdown drive to cut the Rams’ lead to 24-21 early in the fourth quarter, the Rams didn’t panic. They answered with a 38-yard touchdown run by Darrell Henderson to take a double-digit lead again. Troy Hill’s pick six was a cherry on the top for the Rams.
Henderson went out with a knee injury in the first half, but he returned. Rams defensive lineman Michael Brockers went out in the third quarter, and he also returned,
It’s a short week. The Rams host the New England Patriots on Thursday night (5:20 p.m. PT kickoff) at SoFi Stadium. The Patriots smoked the Chargers there on Sunday and will stay in town this week.