1:00 PM ET, November 2, 2008
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
ST. LOUIS -- Kurt Warner and the Cardinals used a 24-point second quarter to win another one in their former home city.Arizona was in total command after scoring 10 points on turnovers and adding a pair of long scoring plays on touchdowns by Tim Hightower and Jerheme Urban in a 34-13 victory on Sunday. Warner held it all together with his 45th 300-yard passing game, throwing for two touchdowns to beat the team he led to two Super Bowls from 1999-2001.
• The Cards have won four straight in St. Louis, where their franchise was based from 1960-87.
• At 5-3, the Cardinals are off to their best start through eight games since 1984 (also 5-3, finished 9-7).
• Kurt Warner threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, moving into second place on a pair of Cardinals franchise lists. It was Warner's 15th 300-yard passing game with the Cardinals, second in team history and 16th straight game with a TD pass, tied for second in team history.
• In two starts at St. Louis since leaving the Rams after the 2003 season, Warner is 2-0 and has thrown for 627 yards, five TDs and zero interceptions.
-- ESPN research
The Rams were successful on two first-half challenges, negating what had been ruled a 1-yard touchdown run by Hightower and a first-down catch by Larry Fitzgerald inside the St. Louis 10 to force a field goal. ... Stanley, who has two career receptions, sustained a concussion on special teams in the Rams' last home game against the Cowboys. ... Hightower was the Cardinals' first 100-yard rusher since James on Dec. 30, 2007 against the Rams.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.5||4.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||04:23||Derek Stanley 80 Yd Pass From Marc Bulger (Josh Brown Kick)||0||7|
|TD||12:10||Antrel Rolle 40 Yd Interception Return (Neil Rackers Kick)||7||7|
|FG||08:09||Neil Rackers 36 Yd||10||7|
|TD||01:53||Tim Hightower 30 Yd Run (Neil Rackers Kick)||17||7|
|TD||00:42||Jerheme Urban 56 Yd Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick)||24||7|
|TD||03:16||Anquan Boldin 7 Yd Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick)||31||7|
|TD||12:17||Torry Holt 3 Yd Pass From Marc Bulger (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)||31||13|
|FG||03:27||Neil Rackers 30 Yd||34||13|