Last season, neither the 1-6 Arizona Cardinals or the 1-6 St. Louis Rams would be completely dead in the water in the NFC West coming into this matchup. Unfortunately for them, the San Fransisco 49ers are a good team this season, and their chances of getting into the playoffs are completely dead in the water. Additionally, the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes would create more problems than solutions for both teams, so neither is in 'Suck For Luck' mode.
The Rams and Cardinals are left to play for two things. One, pride. Two, to win (or lose) people money. The Cardinals are three-point favorites according to a couple of bookies, with the line moving a half-point towards the Rams from the opening line for those bookies. Sam Bradford's health is up in the air, but after A.J. Feeley torched the New Orleans Saints, perhaps the Rams are a little better than field goal underdogs to the Cards.
For all of the odds on this week's NFL games and all kinds of other sports, check out Odds Shark. SB Nation also has all of the Week 9 NFL Odds. For more on the two teams, check out St. Louis Rams blog Turf Show Times and Arizona Cardinals blog Revenge Of The Birds.