The playoffs could be slightly out of reach for the St. Louis Rams, and they face what could equate to a must-win situation on Sunday against a fellow division rival that is also looking to stay afloat -- the Arizona Cardinals.
The Rams haven't won since Oct. 4 against these same Cardinals, which at the time gave the Rams a 3-2 record. Now at 3-6-1 (a record that includes a tie against the division-leading San Francisco 49ers two weeks ago) and coming off a home loss to the New York Jets, the Rams are on the fringe of the playoff race. Another win over Arizona could keep hopes alive.
The Cardinals are coming off a disappointing loss on the road to the NFC-leading Atlanta Falcons. Arizona forced six turnovers, including picking off quarterback Matt Ryan five times, but couldn't hold on for the upset win. It was the sixth loss in a row after a 4-0 start for the Cardinals, who find themselves fighting for their playoff lives after such a promising start.
The Rams and Cardinals meet Sunday in Glendale, Ariz., at 3:25 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by FOX. Here is this week's full NFL schedule, which includes three games on Thanksgiving Day. All times are Central.
Thursday, Nov. 22
- Texans at Lions, 11:30 a.m., CBS
- Redskins at Cowboys, 1:15 p.m., FOX
- Patriots at Jets, 7:20 p.m., NBC
Sunday, Nov. 25
- Steelers at Browns, noon, CBS
- Bills at Colts, noon, CBS
- Seahawks at Dolphins, noon, FOX
- Falcons at Buccaneers, noon, FOX
- Vikings at Bears, noon, FOX
- Broncos at Chiefs, noon, CBS
- Raiders at Bengals, noon, CBS
- Titans at Jaguars, noon, CBS
- Ravens at Chargers, 3:05 p.m., CBS
- 49ers at Saints, 3:25 p.m., FOX
- Rams at Cardinals, 3:25 p.m., FOX
- Packers at Giants, 7:20 p.m., NBC
Monday, Nov. 26