The St. Louis Rams maintained a seven-point lead on the Arizona Cardinals through a scoreless third quarter, as both offenses have struggled to generate any momentum. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford set a personal worst, throwing fourteen consecutive incompletions at one point. The Rams recorded just 53 yards of offense in the half, and had their one drive into Arizona territory ended on a Bradford interception.
On the other side of the ball, the Rams defensive line has dominated the line of scrimmage, leading to seven sacks of Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb and bringing the Cardinals passing game to a halt. Arizona generated just twenty yards of offense in the third quarter and failed to advance past the St. Louis 42 yard line. Kolb has taken a number of hard shots from the Rams defense, and is suffering from a cut lip and a possible jaw injury.
As the fourth quarter begins, St. Louis has the ball, 3rd and 9 at their own 28.