The Rams stepped up in the second half, scoring the game's final 14 points to wipe out a 24-13 third-quarter deficit. Plenty of credit goes to Sam Bradford, the quarterback who got a pivotal season in his career off to a nice start. Bradford's 25-yard hookup with tight end Jared Cook was the key play of St. Louis' final drive, setting up the go-ahead 48-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein.
It was a disappointing result for the Cardinals, but there were positives to take from coach Bruce Arians' debut. Carson Palmer threw the ball well, showing Arizona has successfully moved on from The Great QB Dumpster Fire of 2012. And, as expected, Palmer's arrival has done wonders for Larry Fitzgerald, who looked like his formerly dominant self.