Quick Take: Rams/Cardinals

In Brief

» Last meeting: St. Louis knocked out Kurt Warner, but still fell to Arizona, 21-13, in Week 11.
» Streaks: The Cardinals have won six straight meetings to cut the Rams' overall series lead to 31-29-2, including the playoffs.
» Last week: Arizona was challenged, but answered the bell in a tight 31-24 win at Detroit. ... St. Louis came close to winning its second game before losing to Houston, 16-13.

Keep your eye on ...Ken Whisenhunt's roster decisions: The Cardinals have already clinched the NFC West title but are a longshot to earn a first-round bye. Whisenhunt will have to decide how long he wants to play starters like Warner and WR Larry Fitzgerald with a playoff spot already secured.

Beanie Wells' contributions: The running game takes on even more importance in the postseason, and Wells seems to be rounding into shape as the season winds down. He has 189 rushing yards and two touchdowns over the last two weeks and will look to continue building his momentum against the Rams.

Rookie Keith Null's big chance: While the Rams' QB may not be in line for a starting job next season, his NFL future as a potential backup quarterback is on the line over the next two weeks. Null showed improvement in his second start last Sunday. If he is able to continue developing it will bolster his chances of hanging around the league.

Did you know?

Rams RB Steven Jackson is the leading rusher in the NFC with 1,353 yards. ... St. Louis has the fewest wins of any team in the league (one). ... Warner needs one more TD pass to join Fran Tarkenton as the only two players in league history to have 100 with two different teams. ... If the playoffs started today, the Cardinals would be the fourth seed. Get an updated look at the postseason picture.

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