2012 NFL Season Week 5:Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis RamsOctober 02, 2012 by Mark Jerbs

On Thursday, the Arizona Cardinals plays the St. Louis Rams in a NFC West showdown at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. Kick off is set at 8:20PM ET.

The Cardinals are off to their best start of the season with a 4-0 record. They currently lead the NFC West division and one of three NFL teams that have an undefeated record. Arizona has beaten Seattle, New England, Philadelphia and Miami in their first four games.

Arizona's vaunted defense instilled by coach Ken Whisenhunt has helped the team in their first four wins of the season. They have made life miserable for the QBs, RBs and WRs in every game they played.

The St. Louis Rams are still searching for their true identity, consistency and chemistry in their first four games. They are tied in 3rd place in the NFC West with a 2-2 record. They are undefeated at Edward Jones Dome and will be tested by visiting Arizona Cardinals.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Arizona Cardinals as a 1-point favorite to beat the St. Louis Rams. This match could be a nip and tuck affair since both teams do have a superb and talented players.