Rams get 9 sacks, bust Cardinals' unbeaten run

By R.b. Fallstrom

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Oct. 4 2012 9:55 p.m. MDT

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb, left, is sacked by St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo during the third quarter of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in St. Louis. Cudjo was charged with an unnecessary roughness penalty on the play.

Seth Perlman, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Sam Bradford busted a lengthy slump with a 52-yard touchdown pass to rookie Chris Givens to help the St. Louis Rams put away the previously unbeaten Arizona Cardinals, 17-3 on Thursday night.

Robert Quinn had three of the Rams' nine sacks on Kevin Kolb to keep the Cardinals grounded. Arizona (4-1) scored at least 20 points in each of its first four games, but had no luck containing a pass rush that entered the game with only six sacks.

Lance Kendricks caught a 7-yard TD pass in the first quarter and rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked a 53-yard field goal for the Rams (3-2), who are 3-0 at home and ended Arizona's seven-game winning streak in St. Louis — the Cardinals' home before leaving for the desert in 1988.

The Rams totaled two victories last year but so far have executed a quick turnaround under new coach Jeff Fisher. They're 3-0 at home for the first time since 2003, when they were unbeaten in Edward Jones Dome and they're above .500 for the first time since they were 4-3 on Nov. 4, 2006.

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