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Rams’ 30-23 road win over Arizona Cardinals by the numbers

The Cardinals' Kyler Murray is sacked by the Rams' Aaron Donald.
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is sacked by the Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who had three sacks on the night. It was Donald’s first multi-sack game of the season.
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Breaking down the notable numbers behind the Rams’ 30-23 road win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday:

9-1

Record for Rams coach Sean McVay against the Cardinals. McVay is 19-10 against NFC West teams.

9-0

Rams’ record when allowing 24 points or fewer this season. They are 0-4 when allowing 25 or more.

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8-0

Record for the Rams’ Matthew Stafford when his quarterback rating is 100 or higher this season. He completed 23 of 30 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns to finish with a rating of 139.2 against Arizona. He is 1-4 when his rating is under 100.

9

Consecutive games with at least 90 yards in receptions for the Rams’ Cooper Kupp, tying him with Odell Beckham Jr. (2014) and Michael Irvin (1995) for the longest streak since 1970. Kupp finished with 13 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown.

3

Sacks for the Rams’ Aaron Donald, his first multi-sack game of the season. Donald has 61/2 sacks in seven career games against the Cardinals’ Kyler Murray.

Overcoming injuries and players on the COVID list, the Rams picked up a signature victory over the first-place Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.

Summary

RAMS 0 13 14 3 — 30
Arizona 3 10 0 10 —23

First Quarter

Arizona — Field goal Prater 53, 10:58. Drive: 11 plays, 40 yards, 4:02. Key plays: Conner 13 run, K.Murray 14 pass to Ertz on 3rd-and-8, K.Murray 17 pass to Green on 3rd-and-3. Arizona 3, RAMS 0.

Second Quarter

RAMS— Beckham 2 pass from Stafford (Gay kick), 12:53. Drive: 10 plays, 68 yards, 5:57. Key plays: E.Jones 31 interception return to RAMS 32, Stafford 13 pass to Kupp, Stafford 7 pass to Kupp on 3rd-and-6, Stafford 11 pass to Kupp, Michel 19 run. RAMS 7, Arizona 3.

RAMS — Field goal Gay 55, 7:23. Drive: 8 plays, 34 yards, 2:54. Key plays: Michel 11 run, Michel 12 run, Stafford 17 pass to Beckham on 3rd-and-8. RAMS 10, Arizona 3.

Arizona — Conner 1 run (Prater kick), 3:18. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:05. Key plays: K.Murray 10 pass to Conner, K.Murray 41 pass to Kirk, K.Murray 13 pass to Conner, K.Murray 3 pass to Ertz on 3rd-and-4. RAMS 10, Arizona 10.

RAMS — Field goal Gay 35, :35. Drive: 8 plays, 53 yards, 2:43. Key plays: Powell kick return to RAMS 32, Stafford 40 pass to Beckham on 3rd-and-4, Stafford 2 pass to Kupp on 3rd-and-5. RAMS 13, Arizona 10.

Arizona — Field goal Prater 53, :00. Drive: 7 plays, 40 yards, 00:35. Key plays: K.Murray 12 run, K.Murray 16 run on 3rd-and-7. RAMS 13, Arizona 13.

Third Quarter

RAMS — Jefferson 52 pass from Stafford (Gay kick), 13:36. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:24. RAMS 20, Arizona 13.

RAMS — Kupp 4 pass from Stafford (Gay kick), 9:45. Drive: 7 plays, 19 yards, 3:19. Key plays: Floyd 11 interception return to Arizona 19, Michel 2 run on 3rd-and-1. RAMS 27, Arizona 13.

Fourth Quarter

Arizona — Conner 8 run (Prater kick), 13:38. Drive: 6 plays, 73 yards, 3:07. Key plays: K.Murray 23 pass to Green on 3rd-and-9, K.Murray 15 pass to D.Hopkins, K.Murray 36 pass to Green. RAMS 27, Arizona 20.

RAMS — Field goal Gay 33, 7:20. Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards, 6:18. Key plays: Stafford 17 pass to Beckham, Stafford 44 pass to Kupp, Jefferson 10 run, Stafford 12 pass to Kupp on 3rd-and-8. RAMS 30, Arizona 20.

Arizona — Field goal Prater 49, :37. Drive: 11 plays, 56 yards, 2:07. Key plays: K.Murray 3 pass to D.Hopkins on 3rd-and-12, K.Murray 47 pass to Kirk on 4th-and-9, K.Murray 11 pass to D.Hopkins on 3rd-and-10. RAMS 30, Arizona 23.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: RAMS, Michel 20-79, Jefferson 1-10. ARIZONA, K.Murray 7-61, Conner 13-31, Moore 2-11.

PASSING: RAMS, Stafford 23-30-0-287. ARIZONA, K.Murray 32-49-2-383.

RECEIVING: RAMS, Kupp 13-123, Beckham 6-77, Jefferson 2-58, Blanton 2-29. ARIZONA, Conner 9-94, Green 7-102, Hopkins 5-54, Ertz 5-42, Kirk 3-86, Moore 3-5.

PUNT RETURNS: RAMS, None. ARIZONA, None.

KICKOFF RETURNS: RAMS, Powell 1-27. ARIZONA, None.

TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS: RAMS, D.Williams 6-0-0, Floyd 5-3-0, E.Jones 5-2-0, Fuller 5-1-0, Long 5-1-0, Donald 3-2-3, Gaines 3-2-1, Orr 3-1-0, Rapp 3-1-0, Scott 3-1-0, Miller 2-2-0, Robinson 2-2-0, Hollins 1-1-0, Reeder 1-0-0, Burgess 0-1-0. ARIZONA, Hicks 6-1-0, J.Thompson 5-4-0, Alford 5-2-0, Phillips 3-2-1, Baker 3-2-0, Allen 3-1-1, Murphy 3-0-0, Simmons 2-2-0, C.Jones 2-1-1, Peters 1-2-0, Wilson 1-1-0, Fotu 1-0-0, Hamilton 1-0-0, Hudson 1-0-0, Kennard 0-1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS: RAMS, E.Jones 1-31, Floyd 1-11. ARIZONA, None.

FIELD GOALS MISSED: None.

Officials — Referee Carl Cheffers, Ump Tra Blake, HL Jerry Bergman, LJ Jeff Seeman, FJ Nathan Jones, SJ Eugene Hall, BJ Matt Edwards, Replay Andrew Lambert.


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