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October 28, 2008

Week 9 NFL Tidbits: Cardinals @ St. Louis


ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-3) @ ST. LOUIS RAMS (2-5)

CARDINALS: In only road start vs. former club (11/20/05), QB KURT WARNER completed 27 of 39 (69.2 pct.) for 285 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115.9 passer rating. In Warner’s starts with 15+ att. (incl. playoffs), his teams are 33-4 (.892) when he has 100+ rating…In 5 career meetings, RB EDGERRIN JAMES rushed for 542 yards (108.4) & 5 TDs. James leads all active rushers with 11,987 yards. RB TIM HIGHTOWER leads all rookies with 6 rush TDs in 1st 7 games…In his past 2 games vs. StL., WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 20 catches for 307 yards (153.5 per game) & 3 TDs. Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100+ rec. yards vs. StL. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN leads NFL with 7 rec. TDs. WR STEVE BREASTON has 33 catches for 392 yards (98.0 per game) in past 4 games. Had 12 catches for 164 yards in 19 previous career games…In past 6 meetings, DE CHIKE OKEAFOR has recorded 6.5 sacks. Tied career-high with 2.5 sacks on 12/3/06. S ADRIAN WILSON aims for 3rd consecutive game vs. StL. with INT

RAMS: In 13 career home starts vs. NFC West (min. 10 att.), QB MARC BULGER has completed 310 of 481 (64.4 pct.) for 3,665 yards with 22 TDs vs. 12 INTs for 92.4 passer rating. Aims for 3rd consecutive 300+ yard home game vs. division. Had career-long 69-yard TD last week…For career, club in 10-4 (.714) when RB STEVEN JACKSON has 100+ yards. When Jackson has 22+ att., Rams are 16-6 (.727). In those 22, Jackson has rushed for 2,492 yards (113.3 per game) & 17 TDs…In 12 career games vs. Arz., WR TORRY HOLT leads NFL with 779 receptions & 11,365 yards. Has 5 TDs in past 6 vs. Arz. Rookie WR DONNIE AVERY had career highs in rec. (6), yards (163), & TD rec. (69 yards) last week…Rookie DE CHRIS LONG had career-high 2 sacks last week. S O.J. ATOGWE has 11 INTs in past 15 games. Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 1+ INT. Had 52-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Tied for most INTs (12) since ’07 (ANTONIO CROMARTIE).

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