Despite losing quarterback Carson Palmer to an ACL injury, the Arizona Cardinals rallied to a 31-14 win over the St. Louis Rams.
The Arizona Cardinals still possess the best record in the NFL at 8-1, but their bad luck with injuries continued to pile up as starting quarterback Carson Palmer went down with a knee injury, which will keep him out for the rest of the season.
Backup Drew Stanton stepped in and led the Cardinals to a rally over the St. Louis Rams though, as he threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to wide receiver John Brown.
The Cardinals then pulled away with two defensive touchdowns to beat the Rams, 31-14. The Rams fell to 3-6 with their loss. The Cardinals pass rush also shined with six sacks, led by defensive end Calais Campbell, who contributed two of them.
Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald put together another great performance as he caught nine passes for 112 yards, and Brown added five receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown.
Stanton threw for 85 yards and a touchdown on 3-of-5 passing after filling for the injured Palmer.
For the Rams, quarterback Austin Davis struggled and ultimately cost the Rams a chance to win as he threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. Two of those turnovers were returned for touchdowns. He threw for 216 yards and a touchdown aside from the turnovers.