While the Arizona Cardinals have looked very much like one of the best teams in the NFC in the early going, winning each of their first three contests, the St. Louis Rams have been heading in the opposite direction, standing on a 1-2 record as the two divisional rivals get set to square off at University of Phoenix Stadium in Week 4. It’s a very important game for Jeff Fisher’s Rams, who will be looking to make a serious statement this weekend while trying to even up their record. Furthermore, it’s a crucial divisional game that could shift the momentum in the NFC West through the season’s second month.
Despite the rivalry these two teams share, tickets to see the Cardinals and Rams engage in the first of their two meetings this season are actually going for quite cheap on the secondary market. In fact, according to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price for this NFC West divisional clash is just $99.70, ranking it as one of the cheapest games on the entire Week 4 schedule. Furthermore, the get-in price is a measly $31, despite the fact that the home team in this one will be vying to remain as one of the NFL’s few remaining unbeaten squads.
Without question, fans will be tempted to take advantage of that very generous price-tag for such a heated division rivalry. Luckily, for those who desire seeing the game from out of town, there is Hipmunk.com to assist in anyone’s potential football road trip. They have affordable Phoenix airfare from most major airline carriers, and in addition, for those who want to spend a few days and soak it all in, Hipmunk also features an expansive Phoenix hotel guide, with rooms starting as little as $40 per night.
While the Rams have been underachieving since their impressive Week 1 win over the Seattle Seahawks, they did make a positive stride last week when rookie running back Todd Gurley suited up for the first time after missing the first two weeks due to injury. While his performance against Pittsburgh left a lot to be desired, it was only his first NFL game, and the sky’s the limit in terms of his outlook moving forward. Once he gets going, the Rams have the potential to be a strong running team, which could drastically improve the offense overall. The team’s new quarterback this season, Nick Foles, hasn’t completely lived up to expectations thus far, but with an improved rush attack, that could open things up for everyone else.
At the end of the day, though, the Rams’ potential success will be very reliant on their stingy defense. Entering the year with one of the best defensive units, St. Louis was expected to contend with that being their main strength. But the offense has to produce as well, and if they can’t put together a solid effort against a vaunted Cardinals defense, the Rams will be in trouble. Anything can happen in a divisional game, though, and St. Louis is hoping they can pull off the upset on the road, while getting back to the .500 mark.