GLENDALE Bears Anthony Miller Jersey , Ariz. — When coach Bruce Arians pulled out the film of the Arizona Cardinals’ 33-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams back in Week 7, he probably wished he just would have left it in London, where the teams played at Twickenham Stadium.
“It should be an embarrassment when you watch the film, the way we played,” Arians said in preparation for Sunday’s rematch between the Cardinals (5-6) and the Rams (8-3) at University of Phoenix Stadium.
The Cardinals, who have been swept in the season series by the Rams only once in the past 13 years, look quite a bit different than they did six weeks ago.Article continues below ...
Not only are they on their third different starting quarterback in Blaine Gabbert since losing starter Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton to injuries, but the oldest team in the league is suddenly leaning on several new, younger faces across the board.
Rookie Budda Baker has become a starter at strong safety in place of injured Tyvon Branch. Rookie tight end Ricky Seals-Jones has become a go-to target since earning regular playing time in place of injured Ifeanyi Momah. Second-year running back D.J. Foster has slid into the third-down back role in place of veteran Andre Ellington, who was released.
Rookie wide receivers Chad Williams and Carlton Agudosi have also been asked to take on expanded roles.
“A lot of new faces Bears Roquan Smith Jersey , a lot more guys on IR,” Arians said. “The win (last Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars), I think, helped obviously. But I can’t count how many, four or five, guys that were in that (London) game that are now on IR.”
The Rams, meanwhile, have managed to keep rolling along in their quest for their first division title since 2003, when they finished 12-4.