Thursday, December 11, 2014
THURSDAY NIGHT NFL PICK
Arizona (10 - 3) 16 @ St. Louis (6 - 7) 23: The St. Louis defense has recorded consecutive shutouts over Oakland and Washington. Not exactly Denver and New England, except they held the Broncos high flying offense to seven points. It's a short week for the Cardinals, who had a tough win against the Chiefs on Sunday. Jeff Fisher has the Rams playing great football, and even though they are out of the playoff hunt, they'll have a lot of input into the race. The offensive and defensive rankings for these teams are deceiving, since the Cardinals racked up good passing stats behind now injured Carson Palmer, and it took some time for the Rams to gt their act together on both sides of the ball. But you can't ignore a combined 76 - 0 tally in St. Louis' last two games, no matter who they were playing. Arizona managed just 17 last week at home with a full week of preparation. I think we may be seeing a glimpse of next year's break out team in the Rams tonight.