The NFL Week 4 showdown between the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams is like a boxing world title fight.
It’s a monumental showdown for supremacy in the highly competitive NFC West.
These two teams will slug it out through four quarters in what could be a potential NFC Championship preview.
Taking sides would be difficult because both teams remain undefeated in convincing fashion.
Just when you thought it was safe to look up… pic.twitter.com/sp4roc2Ah4
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September 30, 2021
The Cardinals opened their season with a 38-13 demolition of the Tennessee Titans.
Kyler Murray had an impressive outing as well, with 21 completions for 289 and four touchdowns.
A week later, the Cardinals survived a close contest against the Minnesota Vikings, 34-33.
Matt Prater’s 27-yard field goal gave them the edge with less than five minutes left in the game.
Greg Joseph had the opportunity to give Minnesota the victory but missed his 37-yard attempt.
Murray improved from his Week 1 performance by getting 400 passing yards and three touchdowns.
He also had two interceptions and 29 completions.
Rondale Moore had an impressive game with seven catches for 114 yards and a touchdown.
In Week 3, the Cardinals had an easy victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, 31-19.
Hard fought W on the road. Love em’. 🥋 pic.twitter.com/8LpyDcaO59
— Kyler Murray (@K1) September 27, 2021
Murray kept his status as an early MVP candidate by connecting on 28 of 34 passes for 316 yards.
Both Kirk and A.J. Green had over 100 receiving yards for Arizona.
The Cardinals have the best scoring offense in the NFL at 34.3 points per game.
They are second in total yards with 432.3 per contest.
The Rams On A Rampage
Matthew Stafford’s addition revived head coach Sean McVay’s passing attack.
They are averaging 31.6 points per game which is not far from the Cardinals.
Stafford is second only to Tom Brady in passing touchdowns with nine.
The former Detroit Lions quarterback also has the second-best average yards per completion at 10.
Likewise, Cooper Kupp is leading the league with 367 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
Cooper Kupp is that guy. pic.twitter.com/5hMP05shbt
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 26, 2021
The Rams defense, led by reigning Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, is also picking up the pace with nine quarterback sacks.
But their best performance so far is limiting the high-powered Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense to 24 points despite Brady’s 432 passing yards and Mike Evans’ 106 receiving yards.
Los Angeles opened their season with a 34-14 wipeout of the Chicago Bears.
Donald had one sack while Justin Hollins added two for the Rams.
In Week 2, Kupp’s 163 yards and two touchdown catches helped them edge the Indianapolis Colts, 27-24.
The Rams are also surrendering 92.7 rushing yards per game.
Update: Aaron Donald is still really good
This is all.
— The Big Guy (@WeAreBigGuys) September 26, 2021
Picking a winner for this matchup is difficult because both teams mirror each other.
They are both efficient on offense and destructive on defense.
The Rams may enjoy home-field advantage in this game, but it won’t matter to an opponent like Arizona.
Because they have players that cancel each other out, the game can go two ways.
It can turn into a shootout with Murray and Stafford lighting up the scoreboard.
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— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) September 26, 2021
Their defense can also dominate and make this clash a low-scoring affair.
Regardless of the outcome, it is a must-see match to the last minute.