The Rams won the opening coin toss and deferred to the 2nd half. On the 2nd play from scrimmage, Cardinals QB Jason Campbell tries to throw a quick route to Steve Breaston, but Breaston didnt snap his head around in time and it sailed into CB Bruce Johnson's hands for a pick. The Rams get great starting field position, but only manage 1 first down before having to kick a 36 yard field goal by Ryan Longwell.
Cardinals 0, Rams 3
The Cardinals get the ball back ready to come down and score. Visanthe Shiancoe catches a drag and gets 17 yards before being dragged down. Then, Bruce Johnson jumps another pass intended for Breaston for the pick. Once again, the Rams get great field position.
Once again, they can only manage 1 first down before Longwell has to kick another field goal. This time it is a 26 yarder.
Cardinals 0, Rams 6
The Cardinals offense is furious and comes out like gang busters. They move the ball to midfield, then Campbell sees the safeties creep up to guard underneath and hits Lee Evans up top for a 50 yard TD.
Cardinals 7, Rams 6
The Rams are forced to actually drive down the field for points this time. They come out with a heavy does of Romo to Felix Jones and Chris Johnson and move the ball down the field resulting in 6 on a 22 yard TD pass to Chris Johnson from Romo with 36 seconds left in the half.
Cardinals 7, Rams 13
The Cardinals come right back with some quick strike offense of their own. A screen to Maurice Jones-Drew and a pass to Mardy Gilyard get them to the Rams 26 with 17 seconds left. Then Campbell finds Gilyard deep for the 26 yard TD to end the half with the lead despite the turnovers.
Cardinals 14, Rams 13
The Rams get the ball at half and waste no time putting up points hitting Roddy White on a 63 yard bomb to the Cardinals 13. The drive ends with a 13 yd TD pass to Felix Jones to take the lead.
Cardinals 14, Rams 20
Campbell comes out wanting to establish himself as a passer, but despite driving into Rams territory, throws another pick, this time to CB Tim Jennings looking for Shiancoe.
The 1st play of the 4th quarter, Romo gets heavily blitzed and lets go a floater right into Marcus Stroud's hands, who returns it 11 yards for the score. This was the turning point of the game.
Cardinals 21, Rams 20
The Rams still have plenty of time to score, but Romo starts getting impatient and rattled. He throws a deep ball across his body that is picked by Quentin Jammer. The Cardinals waste no time as Gilyard catches a slant and runs 55 yards for the TD.
Cardinals 28, Rams 20
The Rams are still down a possession with 4:14 left. The Rams drive down to the Cardinals 30 and are threatening to score with under 2 minutes left. Then Romo tries to force a pass into the flats that Champ Bailey picks and returns to the Rams 49. MJD then takes the insuming handoff to the house to seal the game.
Cardinals 35, Rams 20
In a last stitch comeback effort, Romo drives into opponent territory again and tries to force a throw to Roddy White through bump n run coverage and Quentin Jammer picks it off. The Cardinals run out the clock and end the game.