The Arizona Cardinals more than doubled the St. Louis Rams' total yardage so far in the first half, but St. Louis is holding onto a 7-3 lead anyways thanks to an 88-yard punt return touchdown from Nick Miller. St. Louis took an early 7-0 lead on that return before allowing the Cardinals to drive down the field and score a field goal.
It's been all rushing offense so far in this game, as the two teams have combined for 161 yards on the ground so far but just 33 yards through the air. The Rams offense has really struggled so far, mustering just 63 yards of total offense while committing three penalties and a turnover, but their special teams have once again come up big on Sunday.
Here's the 88-yard return from Miller, one of the "good-blocking-gets-the-runner-outside" variety that allowed him to sprint down the sideline nearly untouched:
That play put the Rams up 7-0 early, but as noted before that's about as much as the team has gotten done so far. The Cardinals offense has been a bit more productive, especially on this 71-yard run from Beanie Wells that helped to put Arizona in position to knock through Jay Feely's 29-yard field goal:
Wells is having a huge game for the Cardinals so far. He's already over the century mark on the ground, rushing for 117 yards on just 8 carries, helping to make up for a passing offense that's struggled under John Skelton. The Rams should be able to limit Skelton going forward, but they're going to need to stop Wells and get their offense going to stay ahead.
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