4:15 PM ET, December 7, 2008
U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The final seconds ticked away and the Arizona Cardinals weren't sure how to celebrate. After all, it's been 33 years since the franchise last won a division title.
• Cardinals running back Edgerrin James became the 13th player in NFL history with at least 12,000 career rushing yards.
• Arizona clinches the NFC West with this victory over St. Louis. The Cardinals last won the division title in 1975.
• The Cardinals totaled fewer than 100 yards rushing for the fifth consecutive game.
• The Rams have been outscored 247-99 in the first half of their 13 games this season.
-- ESPN research
Kurt Warner has thrown a touchdown pass in 21 straight games, the longest current streak in the NFL and the longest streak in Cardinals' franchise history.
Boldin topped 1,000 yards receiving in a season for a franchise-record fourth time. ... Hightower's 10 TDs rushing are a franchise record, breaking the mark of nine set by Ron Moore in 1993. ... Rams OT Alex Barron had his string of 47 consecutive starts end when he was benched for being late to a team meeting on Friday. ... Warner extended his franchise record with a TD pass in 21 consecutive games, longest active streak in the NFL. ... The Rams' Torry Holt moved into 12th on the NFL career receptions list.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.8||6.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||08:46||Tim Hightower 1 Yd Run (Neil Rackers Kick)||0||7|
|TD||04:13||Larry Fitzgerald 12 Yd Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick)||0||14|
|TD||14:14||Steven Jackson 3 Yd Pass From Marc Bulger (Josh Brown Kick)||7||14|
|FG||07:00||Neil Rackers 44 Yd||7||17|
|FG||00:59||Neil Rackers 22 Yd||7||20|
|TD||04:20||Darnell Dockett 11 Yd Fumble Return (Neil Rackers Kick)||7||27|
|FG||10:21||Josh Brown 51 Yd||10||27|
|TD||03:11||Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 99 Yd Interception Return (Neil Rackers Kick)||10||34|