Rams deal error-prone Cardinals seventh straight loss

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Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Janoris Jenkins returned two Ryan Lindley interceptions for touchdowns to carry the St. Louis Rams over the slumping Arizona Cardinals, 31-17, at University of Phoenix Stadium.

In addition to the big plays, Jenkins, a rookie out of North Alabama, helped pitch a second-half shutout while limiting star wideout Larry Fitzgerald to three catches for 31 yards.

Sam Bradford completed just 8-of-17 passes with an interception, but totaled 205 yards and two scores through the air for St. Louis (4-6-1), which had not won since downing the Cardinals on Oct. 4.

Steven Jackson amassed a season-high 139 yards on 24 carries in the win.

Lindley, starting in place of the ineffective John Skelton, threw for 312 yards with four interceptions on 31-of-52 attempts in his first NFL start. The rookie from San Diego State's turnovers resulted in a subpar 44.7 quarterback rating.

Beanie Wells returned from a seven-game absence and ran for two scores in the loss, Arizona's (4-7) seventh straight following a 4-0 start.

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