ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-7) AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-6)
WEEK 17 // SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2021 // 4:25 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: CARL CHEFFERS
LEADER: Rams lead all-time series, 45-38-2
STREAKS: Rams have won past 7
LAST GAME: 12/6/20: Rams 38 at Cardinals 28
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/29/19: Rams 31, Cardinals 24
QB KYLER MURRAY passed for 247 yards & rushed for 75 yards last week. Is 1st QB with 800+ rush yards (816) & 10+ rush TDs (11) in single season in NFL history. Needs 116 pass yards for 1st-career 4,000-yard season. Had 3 TDs vs. INT in Week 13 meeting. Passed for 325 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in last road meeting. Has 13 TDs (10 pass, 3 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 93.9 rating in 7 road starts this season. • RB KENYAN DRAKE had rush TD in Week 16. Has 17 rush TDs in his past 17 with Az. Had rush TD in Week 13 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR & 6th in row on road with rush TD. Has 3rd-consecutive season with 1,000+ scrimmage yards (1,041) & career-high 10 rush TDs in 2020. • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS had 8 receptions in Week 16. Ranks 2nd in NFL in receptions (111 ) & rec. yards (1,372). Is 1 of 3 WRs (ANTONIO BROWN & WES WELKER) with 3 seasons with 110+ receptions & 1,300+ rec. yards. Had rec. TD in Week 13 meeting. Aims for his 5th in row with 8+ receptions. WR LARRY FITZGERALD had 6 receptions last week. Has 54 catches in 2020 & has 17 seasons with 50+ receptions, tied with HOFer JERRY RICE for most in NFL history. WR CHRISTIAN KIRK had season-high 7 receptions in Week 16. • LB HAASON REDDICK had 1.5 sacks & FF last week & is 1 of 2 (MYLES GARRETT) with sack & FF in 3 consecutive games in 2020. Has career-highs in sacks (12.5), TFL (14) & FFs (6) this season. S BUDDA BAKER led team with 9 tackles last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. LAR with 12+ tackles & TFL. Ranks 2nd among DBs with 113 tackles, his 3rd-consecutive 100+ tackle season.
QB JOHN WOLFORD expected to make his 1st career start. • RB MALCOLM BROWN had rush TD in last home meeting. Rookie RB CAM AKERS had 94 scrimmage yards (72 rush, 22 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 5th in row with 60+ scrimmage yards. • WR ROBERT WOODS had 10 receptions for 85 yards in Week 13 meeting. Has 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in his past 4 vs. Az. Aims for his 8th in row vs. Az. with 5+ receptions. Needs 100 rec. yards for 3rd-consecutive 1,000+ rec. yard season. WR JOSH REYNOLDS has 5+ receptions in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC West. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. NFC West with 5+ catches. TE TYLER HIGBEE had 8 catches for 84 yards & rec. TD in last home meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Az. with TD catch. • DL AARON DONALD had sack in Week 16 & ranks 2nd in NFL with 13.5 sacks in 2020. Leads NFL with 85.5 sacks since 2014 & surpassed HOFer DERRICK THOMAS (85) for 3rd-most sacks by player in 1st 7 seasons since 1982. Has 12 sacks & 16 TFL in 13 career games vs. Az. Aims for his 6th in row with TFL. LB LEONARD FLOYD had 2 sacks last week. Is 1 of 3 in NFC (DENNIS GARDECK & TREY HENDRICKSON) with 3 games of 2+ sacks in 2020. LB TROY REEDER led team with 11 tackles last week. Has 10+ tackles in 4 of his past 5. CB JALEN RAMSEY aims for his 3rd in row with PD. CB DARIOUS WILLIAMS had INT in last home meeting. has 7 PD & 3 INTs in his past 6 at home. Rookie S JORDAN FULLER had 7 tackles last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 6+ tackles. DL SEBASTIAN JOSEPH-DAY had 1st sack of season last week.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 133 (AZ), 82 (LAR) | XM: 382 (AZ), 227 (LAR)