The St. Louis Rams already have their third win of the year after winning only two in 2011, leaving their fans pleasantly surprised with a winning team -- something that hasn't been too common in St. Louis of late.
Ryan Van Bibber at Rams blog Turf Show Times noted that his team hasn't been above .500 at any point in any season since 2006.
That was the same year we hung out our shingle here at Turf Show Times, and I can honestly say that since that time, I have never seen a Rams team like this one.
The Rams held the previously-undefeated Arizona Cardinals to only a field goal Thursday night in St. Louis, winning 17-3 despite a sub-par offensive performance. The stars of the show were Robert Quinn and Chris Long, the team's top two defensive ends:
The defensive line terrorized Kevin Kolb, sacking him nine times ... nine times. ... Both ends got around the woeful Arizona offensive tackles as if they weren't even there. Had the refs bothered to call the holding on them, who knows what might have happened.
Sam Bradford only went 7-for-21 on the night, but it was more than enough with the pounding administered to the Cardinals offensive unit.
Next up for St. Louis is a trip to Miami to play the 1-3 Dolphins, with a few extra days of rest thanks to this week's Thursday night game.