Bradford Connects on Two Touchdowns as Rams Upset Cardinals 17-3

Sam Bradford threw two touchdown passes to lead the St. Louis Rams to a 17-3 win that gave the Arizona Cardinals their first loss of the National Football League season.

Bradford, who completed 7 of 21 passes for 141 yards, connected with Lance Kendricks on a 7-yard scoring pass in the first quarter and Chris Givens on a 51-yard throw in the fourth quarter last night at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. He threw one interception in the third quarter.

Greg Zuerlein added a 53-yard second-quarter field goal for the Rams, who improved their record to 3-2.

Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola injured his right shoulder in the second quarter and didn’t return to the game. He missed most of last season when he dislocated his elbow in the team’s season opener.

Jay Feely kicked a 35-yard field goal for the Cardinals, who fell to 4-1.

Arizona’s Kevin Kolb threw for 289 yards on 28-of-50 passing. The Cardinals recorded 237 yards in the air compared with 131 yards for the Rams, who outgained the visitors 111-45 on the ground. Kolb was sacked nine times.

The Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans are the only remaining undefeated NFL teams.

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