The Arizona Cardinals have mostly kept Carson Palmer protected this season, and he's rewarded them with a 3-0 record with a potential to score another win over an NFC West opponent on Sunday. The Cardinals will host the St. Louis Rams in Week 4, and while the game isn't a surefire win by any stretch of the imagination, the Cardinals look in top form.
Arizona is atop the division with its unbeaten record, and putting more distance between themselves and the Seattle Seahawks is the primary goal here. They just beat the 49ers in Week 3, completely and utterly dominating them on both sides of the football. They intercepted Colin Kaepernick four times, took two of them to the house and ultimately put up 47 points.
St. Louis has struggled over the past two games. They beat the Seahawks in Week 1, a huge upset in overtime, but then immediately fell to Washington and had nothing to offer the Pittsburgh Steelers. The defense is playing well for the most part, but Palmer has been able to handle every defense he's faced thus far.
What the Rams need to do is get to Palmer, something that no team has been able to do yet. Every single season preview for the Cardinals hinged on Palmer staying upright and healthy, and thus far the Cardinals have executed that gameplan perfectly.
There's definitely a shortage of experts going with the Rams in this matchup. Over at CBS Sports, Jason La Canfora is the only expert picking St. Louis, with the other seven picking the Cardinals. At ESPN, all 13 of the experts are picking the Cardinals to win it.
Here at SB Nation, one of the seven experts picking went with the Rams. That means six experts, plus the OddsShark computer, agree with the majority and think the Cardinals will be starting 4-0 this season.
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