Stafford and Kupp shine as Rams beat Cardinals in NFC West battle

Matthew Stafford tossed for 287 yards and three scores, Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr each got a score pass and the Los Angeles Rams hung on for a 30-23 success over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.

The Cardinals (10-3) should stand by no less than another prior week securing their first season finisher spot beginning around 2015. Kyler Murray tossed two captures that prompted Rams’ scores.

The Rams (9-4), who won their subsequent straight and pulled inside one round of the Cardinals in the NFC West, look revived after a three-game losing streak in November. Kupp had 13 gets for 123 yards, the eighth 100-yard game this season for the NFL’s getting chief.
The Cardinals got an opportunity to tie the game in the last seconds subsequent to recuperating an onside kick. Yet, a holding call cleared out a long Murray run on the primary play of the drive and Arizona couldn’t deliver a last-second wonder.

Stafford who had a lot of security and time to toss a large portion of the night hit Van Jefferson on a high-angling pass for a 52-yard score to push the Rams ahead 20-13 right off the bat in the second from last quarter. The veteran quarterback analyzed a Cardinals guard that had been among awesome against the pass in the NFL this season.A few plays later, Murray was taken out for the second time by Leonard Floyd, who tipped the ball out of sight, gotten it and afterward thundered downfield to the Arizona 19. Seven plays later, Stafford hit a jumping Kupp for a four-yard score and the Rams drove 27-13.

James Conner demolished through the Rams’ safeguard for an eight-yard score right off the bat in the final quarter to slice the shortage to 27-20. Murray got done with 383 yards passing as the Cardinals attempted to get up to speed late.

Arizona’s Matt Prater made his second 53-yard field objective of the primary half minutes later Murray mixed for 16 yards and escaped limits with one second left to tie the game 13-all at halftime. The six-play, 35-second drive finished a to and fro first a large portion of that saw the two groups start to lead the pack and afterward lose it.

Prater opened the scoring with his initial 53-yard kick. Arizona was taking steps to score again later in the principal quarter, yet Murray was taken out by Ernest Jones on second-and-objective from the four later Aaron Donald diverted the pass. Donald, a six-time All-Pro, had a major first quarter that additionally incorporated a sack, a tackle for misfortune and a quarterback hustle. He wrapped up with three sacks, carrying his absolute to 10 this season.

The Rams changed over the capture into a score when Stafford observed Beckham for a two-yard score. Stafford finished every one of the seven of his passes on the drive. It was Beckham’s third score since joining the Rams the month before. He didn’t have a score in six games with Cleveland this season. It was likewise the initial time he’s scored scores in three straight games starting around 2015.

The Rams played without cautious back Jalen Ramsey and tight end Tyler Higbee, who were both put on the Covid-19 rundown prior Monday. It was the primary game the two players have missed this season. Ramsey came into Monday driving the group with three captures. Higbee has 44 gatherings for 395 yards and three scores.

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