Quick Take: Rams (2-10) at Cardinals (7-5)

Last meeting
In Week 9, Kurt Warner threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visting Cardinals over the Rams, 34-13.

The Cardinals have won five of the last six meeting with the Rams, but St. Louis leads the overall series, 31-27-2.

Last week
The Cardinals allowed four touchdown passes from Donovan McNabb and two rushing from Brian Westbrook, helping the Eagles cruise to a 48-20 home victory on Thanksgiving. ... Marc Bulger threw three interceptions as the Rams fell, 16-12, at home to the Dolpins.

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Jackson back in action: Jackson returned last week following a three-game absence, recording 94 rushing yards on 21 carries. Expect Jackson to continue to make up for lost time against the Cardinals. He finished with just 17 yards on seven carries against Arizona in Week 9.

Warner's rebound: Kurt Warner has made a case for MVP this season, but did not live up to that standard on Thanksgiving. warner posted a 65.7 passer rating -- his lowest this season -- while completing fewer than 54 percent of his passes, with three interceptions. The good news is that Warner still managed three touchdown passes in the loss and faces the Rams' 22nd-ranked pass defense this week.

Hightower vs. the Rams: Rookie RB Tim Hightower has been hit-or-miss since taking over for Edgerrin James in Week 9. He carried the ball just seven times last week, his lowest total since being named Arizona's starter. Expect more from Hightower this week, as he faces a Rams team against which he recorded a season-high 109 yards on 22 carries earlier this season.

Did you know?
St. Louis' Donnie Avery is second among NFC rookie wide receivers with 35 receptions and 499 yards. Avery is averaging 14.3 yards per catch. ... Warner set the Cardinals franchise record with 20 straight games with a touchdown pass. ... Anquan Boldin leads the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns. Boldin needs 58 yards for a team-record fourth 1,000-yard season.

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