The Los Angeles Rams took care of the Arizona Cardinals in a hard-fought 18-7 win, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. They deployed a rushing game that produced 110 yards, zero rushing touchdowns, to support a John Wolford performance of 231 yards and zero touchdowns.
Wolford contributed to this win by completing 22 of 38 passes, finishing the game with 231 yards, one interception, zero touchdowns and a QB rating of 64.70.
Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown led the rushing game for the Rams. Akers rushed for 34 yards from carrying the football 21 times. Akers was helped by Brown who carried the football three times for a total of 20 yards. In the passing game, Wolford was most successful throwing the ball to Van Jefferson and Robert Woods. Jefferson caught four passes for a total of 50 yards, while Woods contributed with 36 yards from four passes.
On the defensive side of the football, the Rams produced one forced fumble, three tackles for loss, four sacks and one defensive touchdown.
Compared to Wolford of the Rams, Chris Streveler of the Cardinals threw for 105 yards with one touchdown, and one interception, completing 11 of 16 passes, for a 81.50 passer rating.
The Cardinals’ rushing game was led by Kenyan Drake and D.J. Foster. For the game, Drake carried the ball 10 times, rushed for 36 yards, and no touchdowns. Foster supplemented and carried the ball a total of no times for a total of no yards. Meanwhile DeAndre Hopkins and Trent Sherfield were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Cardinals. Hopkins caught four passes from Streveler for a total of 35 yards, while Sherfield contributed with 44 yards from four passes.
For the game, the Cardinals defensive effort yielded one forced fumble, five tackles for loss and two sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.
After the win, the Rams now have a 10-6 record, compared to the Cardinals who now have a 8-8 record.