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         === Rams deal error-prone Cardinals seventh straight loss ===
 Glendale,  AZ (Sports  Network) -  Janoris Jenkins  returned two  Ryan Lindley
 interceptions  for  touchdowns to carry  the St.  Louis Rams over the slumping
 Arizona Cardinals, 31-17, at University of Phoenix Stadium.
 In  addition to the  big plays, Jenkins, a rookie out of North Alabama, helped
 pitch  a  second-half shutout while  limiting star wideout Larry Fitzgerald to
 three catches for 31 yards.
 Sam  Bradford completed  just 8-of-17 passes with an interception, but totaled
 205  yards and two scores through the air for St. Louis (4-6-1), which had not
 won since downing the Cardinals on Oct. 4.
 Steven Jackson amassed a season-high 139 yards on 24 carries in the win.
 Lindley,  starting  in place  of the  ineffective John  Skelton, threw for 312
 yards with four interceptions on 31-of-52 attempts in his first NFL start. The
 rookie  from San Diego State's turnovers resulted in a subpar 44.7 quarterback
 "It  seems like for weeks we have been talking about turnovers. We kept saying
 often  times they come  in bunches and they did today," Rams coach Jeff Fisher
 Beanie  Wells returned from a seven-game absence and ran for two scores in the
 loss, Arizona's (4-7) seventh straight following a 4-0 start.
 The  Cardinals  led, 17-14, at  the break and  crossed midfield on the opening
 possession of the second half. But the drive stalled, and Jackson ripped off a
 46-yard  run -- his  longest since the season opener last season -- on the St.
 Louis' first play of the half.
 Two  plays later, Bradford fired downfield for Chris Givens, who outran Justin
 Bethel  along the left  sideline and made a diving catch as he slid across the
 goal line for a go-ahead, 37-yard touchdown.
 The  Rams failed  to capitalize  on  Lindley's second  interception when  Greg
 Zuerlein  missed a 35-yard field goal, but Jenkins made sure the rookie's next
 mistake resulted in points for the visitors.
 Lindley,  off his  back  foot,  underthrew Fitzgerald,  and  Jenkins made  the
 adjustment  on  the interception,  bringing it  back 39  yards untouched for a
 28-17 lead with 2:28 remaining in the third quarter.
 Zuerlein  tacked on  a 19-yard field goal  late in the fourth quarter, and the
 Cards turned  it over twice in  the red zone  in the final three minutes. Rams
 linebacker  James Laurinaitis  came away with an interception off a deflection
 at the 18-yard line, and an 8-yard reception by Rob Housler on 4th-and-10 from
 the 11 essentially ended any chance of a comeback.
 "There  is  a lot of  things we have  to work on based  on the outcome of this
 game,"  Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "We had some opportunities in the
 second half on throws and we missed them. You can't do that."
 Arizona's opening drive lasted 15 plays, covered 91 yards and took nearly nine
 minutes  off the clock. A key personal foul penalty on Rams cornerback Quintin
 Mikell on 3rd-and-18 kept the drive alive, and Wells capped it by pounding his
 way into the end zone from a yard out.
 On  the first play  of the second quarter, Lindley threw a quick pass intended
 for  LaRod Stephens-Howling. Jenkins jumped the route, stepped in front of the
 running back and took the interception 36 yards the other way for a score.
 Wells  scored again midway  through the second when he took a delayed draw and
 outran Cortland Finnegan to the right pylon for a 12-yard TD.
 Bradford  tried  forcing a pass in  the end zone  on the ensuing drive and was
 picked  off  by Patrick  Peterson, but  the Rams  got the  ball right back and
 Bradford hooked up with Lance Kendricks on a 37-yard score with 1:53 to play.
 Lindley  ran an  effective two-minute drill and managed to get into field-goal
 range  before halftime,  as Jay Feely's 32-yard kick put the Cardinals on top,
                                   Game Notes
 St.  Louis, which  is 3-0-1 against the  NFC West, swept the season series for
 the  first time since 2003 ... The Rams were 0-3-1 in road games coming in ...
 Givens  finished with  five catches for 115 yards ... Rams wide receiver Danny
 Amendola  played  through a foot  injury and caught one  pass for 38 yards ...
 Andre  Roberts led  Arizona with nine catches  and 92 yards ... Wells, who was
 sidelined with turf toe, carried the ball 17 times for 48 yards.
 11/25 21:52:07 ET

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