Arizona Cardinals stagnant offense results in loss vs. Rams
The Arizona Cardinals did not capitalize on the momentum from the Week 2 overtime win, falling 20-12 on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
The first half at State Farm Stadium was reminiscent of the stagnant offense from the first six quarters of the season rather than the last two plus in Las Vegas.
Quarterback Kyler Murray and the offense totaled 183 yards in the first half and went 2-for-9 on third down attempts.
Murray threw for 314 yards in the game while James Conner led the way with 39 rushing yards. The Cardinals had 70 rushing yards on 21 carries.
Wideout Marquise Brown had a career high 14 receptions for 140 yards for Arizona. Greg Dortch added 80 yards.
The Cardinals’ defense did enough to keep the team in the game, forcing two Rams field goals, three punts and one forced fumble.
Los Angeles QB Matthew Stafford threw for 249 yards while WR Cooper Kupp added 44 yards and one, 20-yard rushing touchdown.
The ability to cover tight ends continues to be a problem for Arizona as the Rams’ tight ends caught five passes for 89 yards.