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Rams snap losing streak with win in Ariz.

Published On: Nov 25 2012 07:18:35 PM CST
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Janoris Jenkins ran back two interceptions for touchdowns and Steven Jackson rushed for 139 yards on 24 carries as visiting St. Louis snapped a five-game winless streak.

Sam Bradford passed for 205 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Chris Givens caught five balls for 115 yards and a score for the Rams (4-6-1), who matched a season high in points and won for the first time since a 17-3 home win over Arizona in Week 5.

Jenkins tied the game at 7-7 when he picked off rookie Ryan Lindley and ran it back 36 yards on the first play of the second quarter. The rookie cornerback became the first person to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game since the Browns’ David Bowens in 2010 when he stopped a potential go-ahead drive by the Cardinals and took the pick 39 yards back to the house for a 28-17 lead with 2:39 left in the third quarter.

Lindley, who was making his first career start in place of injured Kevin Kolb and ineffective John Skelton, went 31-of-52 for 312 yards and four interceptions. Beanie Wells (toe) started for the first time since Week 3 and rushed for a pair of scores for Arizona, which has dropped seven straight games since opening the season 4-0.

Bradford hit Lance Kendricks with a 37-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and gave St. Louis the lead for good when he found Givens for another 37-yard score with 10:06 left in the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jenkins is the first rookie to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game since Bobby Franklin in 1960. … Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) was active but made only one catch for 38 yards. … Arizona was without DE Calais Campbell for the second consecutive game due to a calf injury.

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