Cardinals310322 -- 38Rams37711 -- 28
Kurt Warner won in the town where he produced a pair of Super Bowl teams and a pair of MVP awards, throwing three touchdown passes against his old team.
"As special as it was, I'm two years removed now and I don't feel like I'm as much a part of this organization as I did when I first left," Warner said. "You still have a lot of friends, I still love those guys over there and still enjoy competing against them."
Warner's first game in St. Louis since the team released him before the 2004 season was not nearly as dramatic as his emergence in 1999 from Arena League success. Still, he doubled his season total for touchdown passes in six starts and threw a pair of fourth-quarter scores that gave the Cardinals breathing room at the finish. This was Warner's first victory in five starts with Arizona.
The Rams' flagging playoff hopes took another blow and they lost QB Marc Bulger, the man who replaced Warner in 2003, for the second time this season with a shoulder injury. Bulger, who missed two games earlier, left with a bruise late in the third quarter.
St. Louis: FG Wilkins 47, 7:35.
Arizona: FG Rackers 32, 1:22.
St. Louis: Holt 22 pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick), 14:07.
Arizona: Boldin 13 pass from Warner (Rackers kick), 8:53.
Arizona: FG Rackers 33, :26.
Arizona: FG Rackers 51, 11:09.
St. Louis: Bruce 46 pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick), 7:38.
Arizona: Bergen 9 pass from Warner (Boldin pass from Warner), 8:11.
St. Louis: FG Wilkins 32, 3:35.
Arizona: Fitzgerald 7 pass from Warner (Rackers kick), 3:11.
Arizona: Arrington 7 run (Rackers kick), 1:54.
St. Louis: Curtis 26 pass from Martin (Harris pass from Martin), :35.
CardinalsRamsFirst Downs 2719Total Net Yards 372353Rushes-Yards 26-9412-6Passing 278347Punt Returns 2-170-0Kickoff Returns 5-1996-159Interceptions Ret. 0-00-0Comp-Att-Int 27-39-033-43-0Sacked-Yards Lost 1-75-38Punts 2-30.53-44.7Fumbles-Lost 2-13-2Penalties-Yards 10-1119-54Time Of Possession 31:4528:15RUSHING
Arizona: Arrington 11-45, Shipp 8-30, Fitzgerald 1-9, Ayanbadejo 3-6, Jackson 1-3, Warner 2-1.
St. Louis: S.Jackson 12-6.
Arizona: Warner 27-39-0-285.
St. Louis: Bulger 19-24-0-224, Martin 14-19-0-161.
Arizona: Fitzgerald 9-104, Boldin 8-105, Bergen 4-35, Arrington 2-23, McCoy 2-10, Edwards 1-7, Shipp 1-1.
St. Louis: Holt 11-129, Curtis 9-98, Bruce 4-83, McDonald 3-37, S.Jackson 3-16, Looker 1-10, Hedgecock 1-9, M.Faulk 1-3.
MISSED FIELD GOALS