Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  By CRAIG MORGAN  |  Last updated 12/9/13
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals did everything they needed to do in Sunday's 30-10 win over the Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. They turned in complete efforts on offense and defense, they won a division game for the first time since Sept. 9, 2012, and they even got a little help from the Saints in the playoff race. But the road to the postseason is still long, and it got a little longer when play-making rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu went down on a third-quarter kick return with what the team believes is a season-ending ACL tear. Mathieu took to Twitter during and after the game to express his feelings. Playing without Mathieu will be another in a long line of tests for the Cardinals this season. Now for the particulars from Sunday's crucial win. TURNING POINT Take your pick. It was either that phenomenal 10-play, 80-yard drive Carson Palmer led right before halftime to give the Cardinals a 14-3 lead -- one series after Jim Dray fumbled at the half-yard line to keep Arizona f...
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