Two teams, two nosedives. One will pop a parachute. The other will whisper the Rosary.
The last time we saw the St. Louis Rams against the Arizona Cardinals, both teams had crashed the NFC West penthouse. The Rams were 2-2, coming off a surprise victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Meanwhile, the Cardinals were 4-0, spinning straw into gold by claiming three triumphs by a combined nine points. Life was grand for a pair of lightweights who had learned to throw a swift jab or two. Life was good in their newfound roles.
Talk about your mayday. Since St. Louis beat Arizona 17-3 on Oct. 4 at the Edward Jones Dome, victories for either team have been more elusive than a healthy Kevin Kolb. The Rams have lost four of their last five games, a stretch that includes a tie against the San Francisco 49ers that was as satisfying as Tofu Turkey for a red fox. The Cardinals, meanwhile, have lost six consecutive, and they looked as attractive as Roseanne Barr in doing so.
Someone will find reli...