(NFL) Arizona vs. St. Louis, 12/11/2014 3:25 PM, Score: 12 - 6
Money Line: -181.00 St. Louis (Home)
Result: Loss
This is an 8* play on the St. Louis Rams.

To say that the Rams defense is on a roll, would be an understatement of epic proportions. St. Louis is coming off consecutive shutout wins, outscoring the Raiders and the Redskins 76-0.

The Rams host the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night, and the Cardinals are 10-3, still in first place in the NFC West. Starting QB Carson Palmer is done for the year though, and backup Drew Stanton has not played well in recent games. He completed just 15-of-30 attempts for 239 yards and a TD against the Chiefs last week, but he's thrown for just one TD and three picks so far in his four starts on the road.

Stanton is going to have a tough time staying upright as he faces a Rams pass rush that has 13 sacks in it's last two games. "Guys are playing lights-out right now," said Quinn, who has 10 1/2 sacks on the season. "Hopefully, we just keep it going."

Shaun Hill did a decent job filling in at QB for the Rams last week, throwing for 183 yards and a pair of TDs on 13-of-22 passing. It was the running game that accounted for most of the offense though, rushing for 172 yards and averaging 6.6 yards per carry. Tre Mason has been the workhorse, and he has 183 yards and a pair of TDs the last two weeks.

This Arizona defense has played well all year, but injuries threaten to derail their season. They are likely to be without CB Antonio Cromartie and safety Tyrann Mathieu against the Rams.

Take STL.


Jesse Schule