With a 7:20 p.m. kickoff on the NFL Network, it’s the first primetime home game for the Rams since a December 2007 game against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals comes back to St. Louis with a seven-game winning streak against the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Arizona off to a 4-0 start to the season and has won 11 of its past 13. The Rams at 2-2 and are looking to move to 2-0 in the division with a third consecutive home victory.
The Rams only had 72 hours to get ready for a completely different type of quarterback than what they faced on Sunday in Russell Wilson with Seattle. Kevin Kolb, who took over as the starter in week one after an injury to John Skelton, is more of a drop back sit in the pocket passer. If the Rams can get some pressure with their front four, they may be able to force Kolb’s hand. Kolb is capable of beating the Rams deep.
“They’ve got all three aspects of the passing game: they’ve got a short, intermediate passing game and then the play action and they can take their deep shots,” Fisher said. “We have to defend them back to short. We’ve got to make sure we don’t give up big plays, big, deep shots and then hope that we can get our hands on some balls. Kevin’s throwing the ball with accuracy and he’s completing a lot of his passes, particularly because that group knows how to get open.”
For the most part, the Cardinals are winning with defense. Through four weeks, the Cardinals are 31st in the league in total offense, averaging 271 yards per game.