Sam Bradford missed high, low, left, right.
After capping the St. Louis Rams' opening drive with a touchdown pass to Lance Kendricks, the former No. 1 overall pick endured a 0-for-12 slump that included Patrick Peterson's interception in the end zone on a pass tossed up for grabs under heavy pressure.
No worries. The Rams' rapidly-improving defense saw to that.
''Those guys played outstanding,'' Bradford said after the Rams knocked off the previously unbeaten Arizona Cardinals 17-3 on Thursday night. ''They've played great all year and they have kept us in a lot of games.''
Bradford busted out of his funk with a 52-yard touchdown pass to rookie Chris Givens for a two-TD cushion and Robert Quinn had three of the Rams' nine sacks on Kevin Kolb to keep the Cardinals in check.
The Rams have three first-round picks on the defensive line and the fourth, tackle Kendall Langford, was a key free-agent pickup.
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