Bob Kemp

A SIX PACK OF CARDINALS-RAMS KNOWLEDGE

BOTTOMLINE
        *CARDINALS 37, RAMS 20: The Cardinals were more athletic and more physical to become the lone 4-0 NFL team thru Sunday with with their first win ever over the Sean McVay-coached Rams.
        *THE CARDINALS HAD LOST EIGHT STRAIGHT TO THE RAMS: Sean McVay had two wins over Bruce Arians, two over Steve Wilks and four against his good friend Kliff Kingsbury with the average score in the eight wins a dominant 31-11.
         *SUNDAY WAS KINGSBURY’S MOST IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE AS THE CARDINALS HEAD COACH: After a three and out opening drive, the Cardinals scored on six of their next seven possessions to lead 34-13. In addition to getting everyone involved, Kingsbury also went with scripted plays to start the second half, also a wise tactic since Kyler Murray had been intercepted on the opening possession of the second half in each of the first three games.
       *THE CARDINALS ATHLETICISM EDGE WAS OBVIOUS: Kyler Murray, in addition to passing accurately, used his legs for 39 yards on six carries, while his teammates on both sides of the ball outplayed the Rams in space.
        *THE CARDINALS WERE PHYSICAL DOMINANT: The Cardinals had the line of scrimmage edge while their defense were significantly the better tackling team.
        *UP NEXT: The already injured depleted 49ers, 28-21 losers to the Seahawks on Sunday, suffered at least three injuries. Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) will miss “a significant period of time,” according to the NBC Sunday Night broadcast crew. Starting left tackle Trent Williams (shoulder) left in the second half. Kicker Robbie Gould injured his groin in warmups and was unavailable. Punter Mitch Wishnowsky kicked an extra point on the opening drive but missed a 41-yard field goal attempt and two extra points.