4:05 PM ET, November 22, 2009
Edward Jones Dome, Saint Louis, MO
Warner's play before injury good enough for Cards to hold on against Rams
ST. LOUIS -- A blow to the head turned Kurt Warner into a spectator in the second half, still in uniform but shut down for the day.The Arizona Cardinals quarterback said it was just a precaution for what the team termed concussion-related symptoms. In any case, he'd already done enough to make it three straight victories over his former team in the stadium where he rose to stardom.
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• Kurt Warner (15 for 19, 203 yards, 2 TDs) recorded 2+ TD passes for the fourth straight game before leaving with a head injury.
• Tim Hightower (14 rushes, 110 yards) recorded his first 100+-yard rushing game since Nov. 2 of last season.
• Larry Fitzgerald (8 catches, 87 yards, TD) grabbed his ninth touchdown of the season.
• For the Rams, Steven Jackson had 24 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown, his fourth straight 100+-yard rushing game.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Can't Ram It Through
Rams receiver Brandon Gibson caught just 5 of 17 passes thrown his way from Marc Bulger in a loss to the Cardinals. His 12 misconnections ties for the most of any player this season. The most misconnections, with receiver, predominant quarterback, opponent and receptions-targets.
|B. Gibson, Stl||Bulger||ARI||5-17|
|C. Johnson, Det||Stafford||N.O.||3-15|
|S. Smith, Car||Delhomme||PHI||3-13|
|D. Mason, Bal||Flacco||CIN||3-13|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols was on the field for the coin toss and wore a Rams cap and jersey while watching from the sideline. ... Cardinals CB Bryant McFadden (right knee bruise) was sidelined in the second quarter. ... Eric Dickerson had four straight 1,000-yard seasons for the Rams from 1983-86. ... Hightower's 50-yard carry in the first half was the longest of his career. The previous best was a 30-yarder last November in St. Louis. ... The Cardinals entered the game averaging 84 yards rushing.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.8||4.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-3||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||12:24||Josh Brown 40 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 3 yds, 1:11
|TD||2:32||Anquan Boldin 5 Yard Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 87 yds, 3:00
|TD||11:54||Larry Fitzgerald 11 Yard Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 90 yds, 4:09
|TD||2:29||Beanie Wells 1 Yard Run (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 78 yds, 4:50
|FG||0:17||Josh Brown 20 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 77 yds, 4:36
|TD||7:13||Steven Jackson 1 Yard Run (Josh Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 44 yds, 4:47