The wheels are showing signs of falling off for the St. Louis Rams, who extended their losing streak to four games after losing 31-7 to the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. After losing to the Minnesota Vikings on November 8th, the Rams lost their subsequent games against the Chicago Bears, the Baltimore Ravens and the aforementioned Bengals.
Star running back Todd Gurley had his worst start of the season, only receiving nine rushing attempts and being bottled up for 19 yards. He added one reception for 11 yards. Nick Foles returned to the starting quarterback role but didn’t fare well, throwing three interceptions and completing 30-of-46 passes for 228 yards.
Unfortunately getting back on the right track will prove to be a tough task, as the Rams host the second best team in the NFC, the Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals are currently streaking, winning five straight games and inching towards an NFC West division title. The Cardinals beat the same Bengals team that just walloped the Rams two weeks ago, winning 34-31. Arizona is dealing with injuries to the running back position, as Chris Johnson will miss at least six weeks with an injury from last week’s win against the San Francisco 49ers.
According to secondary market aggregator SeatSmart.com, Rams tickets against the Cardinals are the fourth least expensive game of Week 13. Tickets to see the Cardinals have an average price of $81.95 with a get-in price of $10, only ahead of games between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars are the Cleveland Browns against the Cincinnati Bengals. To continue the theme of low prices, Edward Jones Dome parking on ParkWhiz.com starts from only $4 for those commuting to the venue.
It is most likely going to be another tough outing for Gurley, as the Cardinals have the fourth best rushing defense in the NFL trailing only the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and New York Jets. Case Keenum is still dealing with the NFL’s concussion protocol but was a limited participant in practice. Head coach Jeff Fisher stated that Keenum would get the start if cleared.