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Rams vs. Cardinals, Week 12: LT Nate Potter showing promise

Lost in the Cardinals' seventh consecutive loss was the fact that rookie left tackle Nate Potter held his own once again.

Christian Petersen

The Arizona Cardinals offensive line was one of the few positives in their 31-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams Sunday.

The big men up front for the Cardinals only allowed two sacks after the Rams registered nine on Kevin Kolb in the teams' first meeting back in early October. Revenge of the Birds' Alex Mann gives much of the credit for their quiet success to new left tackle Nate Potter.

With much of the focus on fellow rookie Ryan Lindley, Potter played well once again in only his second career start. Here's what Mann had to say on the subject in "five positives" post-game review:

Is it just me or does Potter continue to impress? I know he gets help, but when he's given one on one matchups he holds his ground. I'm excited for his future in this league and I just learned that if he had come out last year, teams were ready to snag him in the first round. Guess we got a steal huh?

Potter will likely build some more confidence next week as he faces off against a Jets' pass rush that has only produced 17 sacks on the year (fourth worst in the league).