The St. Louis Rams jumped out to an early 7-0 lead on Thursday and took a 10-3 lead into halftime of their game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Both teams scored on their opening possession, but the offenses have been somewhat stagnant since. Arizona had a chance to cut the lead to 10-6, but Jay Feely missed a 40-yard field goal attempt. The Cardinals have dominated time of possession leading 19:44 to 10:16 but hold just a 151 to 100 advantage in total yards.
After completing 7-of-10 passes in the first quarter, Kevin Kolb completed just 7-of-17 passes in the second quarter. Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Roberts combined for six catches in the first half, but were held without a catch during the second quarter. Instead, Rob Housler leads the Cardinals in receiving with three catches for 45 yards. The Cardinals have been unable to get much of a running game going with Ryan Williams gaining just 30 yards on nine carries.
Following the first touchdown drive, the Arizona defense has done a good job of limiting the Rams. St. Louis racked up 69 yards on their first drive but have just 31 since. Arizona will receive the ball to begin the second half.