1:00 PM ET, September 28, 2003
There's no doubt about it. Boldin has come in and become a leader on this team at an exceptionally young age. He wants to be one of the best receivers in the league and is on his way. The biggest question is are they going to be Cardinals in the future. The Cardinals have done a terrible job of retaining their own talent and it'd be a shame to let two more good, young players go elsewhere.
Question on the Rams: Has Bulger been good enough to end the QB debate?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Gordon saw limited action in the fourth quarter due to a sprained left wrist. ... The Rams opened the game with touchdowns on their first two drives for the first time since Dec. 30, 2001, when they beat the Colts 42-17 -- also their last 40-point effort. They scored on seven straight possessions at home over a two-game period before Bulger's interception at the end of the half. ... Cardinals OG Leonard Davis missed his third game with a sprained ankle. ... Wilkins' 53-yard field goal was his longest since a 54-yarder against the Saints on Oct. 28, 2001. His career best is 57 yards against the Cardinals in 1998. ... Blake surpassed 20,000 yards passing in the second quarter. ... Holt has 19 career 100-yard receiving games, two this season.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.5||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||5:29||LAMAR GORDON 3 YD RUN (JEFF WILKINS KICK) |
Drive: 8 plays, 46 yds, 3:43
|TD||14:21||DANE LOOKER 6 YD PASS FROM MARC BULGER (JEFF WILKINS KICK) |
Drive: 12 plays, 80 yds, 6:22
|FG||7:15||JEFF WILKINS 24 YD |
Drive: 13 plays, 63 yds, 6:33
|TD||14:24||EMMITT SMITH 1 YD RUN (BILL GRAMATICA KICK) |
Drive: 13 plays, 64 yds, 7:09
|FG||15:00||JEFF WILKINS 53 YD |
Drive: 1 plays, 0 yds, :03
|FG||7:43||JEFF WILKINS 31 YD |
Drive: 13 plays, 52 yds, 7:43
|TD||7:57||JOSH SCOBEY 100 YD KICKOFF RETURN (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)||13||23|
|TD||1:49||TORRY HOLT 7 YD PASS FROM MARC BULGER (JEFF WILKINS KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 22 yds, 1:20
|TD||10:54||MARC BULGER 2 YD RUN (JEFF WILKINS KICK) |
Drive: 12 plays, 69 yds, 8:03