Both teams scored on their first possession and it looked for a moment like the game might be headed for an offensive shootout, but the defenses have dominated since. Just three points have been scored following the teams' first possessions with neither team scoring in the third quarter.
Kevin Kolb has thrown for 179 yards, but has faced nearly constant pressure. Kolb has been sacked seven times and hit nine times. Arizona has been unable to slow down the pass rush with any kind of a running game. Ryan Williams has just 21 rushing yards on 13 carries while the Cardinals are averaging 2.1 yards per carry as a team.
While the offense has struggled, the defense has been stout. After completing 3-of-4 passes to start the game, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is just 6-of-20 for 90 yards through three quarters. The Rams appeared to be in position to add some points but Patrick Peterson intercepted Bradford in the endzone.