Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
ST. LOUIS  --  Arizona’s Cinderella story got a reality check Thursday night, as the St. Louis Rams’ defense played the role of evil stepmother to Kevin Kolb and the formerly 4-0 Arizona Cardinals.It wasn’t pretty – not many games which end 17-3 are – the Rams’ pass rush treated Kevin Kolb like their own personal tackling dummy, as they sacked the beleaguered Cards' signal caller nine times. The Rams’ D was in the Arizona backfield so often, Kevin Kolb was hurried, sacked or hit on 35 percent of his dropbacks – the league average is a little less than 12 percent.“We believe in ourselves," said Robert Quinn. "We believe we can be one of the great defenses. When there was a play to be made, we made it."And it was a good thing they did, because the Rams received very little help from their offense. Sam Bradford started the game by leading a 5-play, 69-yard scoring drive that ended in a Lance Kendricks’ 7-yard touchdown reception, but Bradford then disappeared for much of the game.Sam B...
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