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Cardinals hold off Rams 17-13

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Larry Fitzgerald caught a 21-yard touchdown

pass for the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter, helping the

Arizona Cardinals spoil a solid debut by No. 1 pick Sam Bradford in

a 17-13 opening victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Derek Anderson hung in the pocket despite taking a pounding from

the St. Louis pass rush, going 22 for 41 for 297 yards in his first

start as the replacement for the retired Kurt Warner. Steve

Breaston caught seven passes for 132 yards and Tim Hightower and

LaRod Stephens-Howling combined for 103 yards rushing for an

offense without Beanie Wells (knee).

The Rams (0-1) displayed daring on Bradford's 1-yard touchdown

pass to Laurent Robinson on the final play of the half to tie it at

10.

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