What we learned in the Rams' 32-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals:
The Rams miss
The Rams converted only three of 11 third downs.
Woods, the Rams’ leading receiver before he was injured, is a target that quarterback
Woods has not practiced for two weeks, and he is not expected to return possibly until the Rams play at Seattle in a few weeks.
Through much of the season, the Rams' high-scoring offense kept their three-time Pro Bowl punter busy mainly as the as the holder on field-goal and extra-point attempts.
Against the Cardinals, Hekker was called on to punt four times, and he delivered one of the biggest plays of the game when he flipped the field with a 70-yard kick.
The play eventually led to a Rams touchdown.
Hekker averaged 51.8 yards per kick.
Ogletree had reason to be excited after intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown, and his flip over the goal line demonstrated his athleticism.
But the 6-foot-2, 235-pound Ogletree landed awkwardly on his right arm.
Ogletree later left the game because of a left elbow injury, and he was quick to let reporters know he did not suffer the injury on his flip.
Regardless, a more ground-based celebration might be advisable moving forward.
Lamarcus Joyner is making a salary drive
Joyner's move from cornerback to free safety continues to pay dividends for the Rams.
It also looks like it will pay off for Joyner, who is in the final year of his contract.
Joyner intercepted a pass on the Cardinals' first play and returned it 46 yards to set up a touchdown.
It was Joyner’s third interception, tying him with linebacker
Samson Ebukam appears ready for more
The rookie linebacker started in place of injured
Ebukam did not have any of the Rams’ six sacks – Aaron Donald, Ethan Westbrooks, Matt Longacre and
Ebukam became the third rookie defensive player to start a game, joining safety John Johnson and lineman Tanzel Smart.
Special teams are making a difference
Walker blocked an extra-point attempt. Brockers blocked a field-goal attempt.