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NFL Week 13 PFF ReFocused: Los Angeles Rams 34, Arizona Cardinals 7

The Los Angeles Rams dominated their NFC West counterparts in Week 13, ending the game with a compelling 34-7 victory.

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Final Score

Los Angeles Rams 34, Arizona Cardinals 7

Los Angeles Rams

Wide receiver Robert Woods had a huge day against a Cardinals secondary that had a tough time staying with him on crossing routes. Woods also showcased his abilities after the catch, turning a screen pass into a big play as he was able to outrace the defense as he cut back across the field.

When Jared Goff had time in the pocket, he delivered. Most of his completions came reasonably easily against the Cardinals' secondary, but the touchdown throw to Cooper Kupp on an out route was a perfectly thrown ball. Goff completed 32-of-43 passes for 424 yards and two touchdowns in what was perhaps his best performance of the season.

Taylor Rapp was a force on the back end of the Rams' defense, especially in coverage. Targeted five times in primary coverage, Rapp allowed only two receptions, forced an incompletion and tallied an interception, though he did let another pick slip through his fingers.

Interior defender Michael Brockers was a nuisance for the Cards all game long. He recorded a handful of pressures and won a large percentage of his pass-rushing matchups in this one.

Arizona Cardinals

This will likely be a game for quarterback Kyler Murray to forget. After doing such a fantastic job of taking care of the ball for the majority of the 2019 season, Murray let slip several turnover-worthy plays in this game, and he was lucky to leave the game with just one interception on his box score record.

Larry Fitzgerald, as he always has been, was a reliable option for his quarterback against an NFC West foe. He caught all six of his catchable targets for four first downs and one explosive play in the game, earning high marks overall and as a receiver.

The Cardinals' secondary looked lost throughout the game, but nobody looked more out of place than Byron Murphy when he was matched up against Robert Woods.

When the Cardinals were able to get pressure, they were able to force inaccurate throws from Goff. Chandler Jones didn't register much pressure in the game against Andrew Whitworth, but the team was able to get some pressure up the middle from Jonathan Bullard and Corey Peters.

Cris Collinsworth

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