Under first-year coach Steve Wilks, the Cardinals’ offense ranks last in the league in every major category. The Rams did their part by shutting out the Cardinals in Week 2. Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen supplanted Sam Bradford two weeks later. Byron Leftwich was promoted to offensive coordinator after Mike McCoy was fired when the Cardinals started the season 1-6. Even with the switch, Rosen has struggled to find much success. The former Bellflower St. John Bosco High and UCLA standout has completed 58% of his passes, 10 for touchdowns, with 14 interceptions. Rosen has been sacked 35 times. Running back David Johnson is a dual threat who has rushed for 843 yards and seven touchdowns, and caught 46 passes, two for touchdowns. Veteran receiver Larry Fitzgerald, a future Hall of Famer, has 59 catches, five for touchdowns. This could be a game for Rams tackle Aaron Donald to break out of what qualifies for him as a mini-slump. Donald has a league-best 161/2 sacks, but he has not recorded one in the last two games. If Donald or others can pressure Rosen, there should be opportunities for turnovers. Cornerback Aqib Talib intercepted a pass against the Eagles, his first for the Rams. Safety John Johnson has a team-best four interceptions.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times