Much-improved Cardinals, Rams meet on NFL Network

Tonight, the entire nation gets a good look at the 4-0 Arizona Cardinals, as Larry Fitzgerald and company visit Jeff Fisher's much-improved St. Louis Rams, who have already knocked off the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks at home. Start your night with "Thursday Night Kickoff" at 6 p.m. ET, then catch the real kickoff at 8:20 p.m.

Here's what else is on tap Thursday:

» Get a head start on the latest football talk with "NFL AM" beginning at 6 a.m. ET on NFL Network. Today, Rebecca Haarlow reports from St. Louis on the Cardinals-Rams contest, and Kurt Warner -- who took each franchise to the Super Bowl as a starting quarterback -- offers his thoughts on tonight's game.

» Aditi Kinkhabwala checks in with the ever-aging Pittsburgh Steelers, who are getting some of their big hitters back for Sunday's Keystone State showdown vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.

» Albert Breer looks at the redoubtable Maurice Jones-Drew, on his way to another strong season carrying the Jacksonville Jaguars offense.

» Bucky Brooks asks which QB prospect is better: USC's Matt Barkley or West Virginia's Geno Smith?

» Elliot Harrison picks the winners for all of Week 5's games.

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» Adam Schein checks in with The Schein Nine, leading with how much blame Drew Brees deserves for the Saints' 0-4 start.

» Michael Fabiano offers fantasy guidance in his weekly Start 'Em, Sit 'Em column.

» It's not too late to start a fantasy football team on

» Happy birthday to Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff, who turns 78 on Thursday.

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