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Three Key Matchups for Cardinals vs Rams

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The Arizona Cardinals host the Los Angeles Rams in a divisional game on Sunday. Los Angeles has owned Arizona in their last few matchups, going 10-1 since 2017. The Cardinals will look to add a second win in the previous 12 matchups.

Cooper Kupp vs. Bryon Murphy

Kupp is Matthew Stafford‘s go-to receiver and will get a lot of targets. Murphy should spend much time covering Kupp if the Cardinals are Smart. The cornerback will not back down and make Kupp work for every catch he gets.

Aaron Donald vs. Cardinals Offensive Line

Donald is the best defensive player in the NFL; the Cardinals must do a good job ensuring he is accounted for. If not, Donald could wreck the game for Arizona. Therefore, the Cardinals must double-team Donald to slow him down. In addition, Rodney Hudson, Justin Pugh, and D.J. Humphries must do a good job communicating to make sure there are no blown assignments on Donald.

Cardinals Pass Rush vs. Rams Offensive Line

The Rams’ offensive line had dealt with injuries so far this season. That could bold well for the Cardinals. Arizona likes to blitz, which could cause problems for the Rams’ offensive line. However, with Zach Allen, J.J Watt, Markus Golden, and Dennis Gardeck, Arizona should not have any issues getting pressure. Getting pressure on Stafford will be essential on Sunday for Arizona; if pressured, Stafford will make many mistakes.

Arizona Cardinals Week 3 Predictions and Odds

After a big comeback win over the Las Vegas Raiders last week, it will be interesting to see if the Cardinals can carry over momentum for that game.

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LaMarr Fields is a WNBA Insider, Sports Insider, and breaking news reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @lburncitysports

 

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