NFL

Goff and the Rams Knocked Off the Cardinals in a Gritty 38-28 Victory

The Los Angeles Rams knocked off the Arizona Cardinals in a gritty 38-28 win, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 in State Farm Stadium in Arizona. They deployed a rushing game that produced 119 yards, three rushing touchdowns, to support a Jared Goff performance of 351 yards and one touchdown.

Goff ended the game with 351 yards passing, to go along with one touchdown, no interceptions, and completing 37 of 47 passes. This performance led to a 104.90 passer rating for Goff.

Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson led the rushing game for the Rams. Akers rushed for 72 yards from carrying the football 21 times. Akers was helped by Henderson who carried the football three times for a total of 49 yards. In the passing game, Goff was most successful throwing the ball to Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Woods caught 10 passes for a total of 85 yards, while Kupp contributed with 73 yards from eight passes.

Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of two sacks , one forced fumble, five tackles for loss, and one defensive touchdown for the Rams.

In a losing effort for the Cardinals, Kyler Murray attempted 47 passes and completed 21 of them. This performance resulted in 173 yards, one interception, three touchdowns and a passer rating of 80.40 for the game.

The Cardinals’ rushing game was led by Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds. For the game, Drake carried the ball 10 times, rushed for 49 yards, and one touchdown. Edmonds supplemented and carried the ball a total of six times for a total of 28 yards. Meanwhile DeAndre Hopkins and KeeSean Johnson were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Cardinals. Hopkins caught eight passes from Murray for a total of 52 yards, while Johnson contributed with 27 yards from four passes.

In their loss, the Cardinals defense contributed with one forced fumble and one tackle to go along with one sack and no defensive touchdowns. This production from the Cardinals defense was not enough help get a win.

After the win, the Rams now have a 8-4 record, compared to the Cardinals who now have a 6-6 record.