A few weeks ago, the Arizona Cardinals looked as if they would be only a minor diversion on the Rams’ road to the playoffs.
Cardinals star running back David Johnson has been sidelined since Week 1 because of a wrist injury. Quarterback Carson Palmer’s season ended when he suffered a broken arm in the Rams’ Week 7 rout of the Cardinals in London.
But the Cardinals showed last week that they won’t be a pushover for the Rams on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.
They defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-24 on a last-second field goal for their second win a row, improving their record to 5-6.
“I hope it gives us a snowball effect,” Cardinals linebacker...