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St. Louis bottoms out

The normally soft-spoken Marc Bulger had to speak up: The Rams had just lost to the Cardinals at home, and the mistakes made it "obvious" some teammates are no longer committed.

"I know there's some guys in here who don't care," Bulger said.

Prized by his coaches for a calm demeanor, the quarterback kept his voice down and didn't single out anyone after the Rams had a season-high 126 yards in penalties.

"There's more than one guy in this locker room that could care less that we're losing, or thinks it's okay to make mistakes."

Marcel Shipp had only seven carries for the Cardinals but three of them went for touchdowns. Edgerrin James had 115 yards rushing and Matt Leinart won for the second time in seven pro starts for Arizona, which earned its first road win all season.

"I think we're getting better every week," Leinart said.

Bulger threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns, but also had three interceptions to contribute to a sixth loss in seven games for the Rams.

NOTABLE: The touchdowns were Shipp's first since 2002, when he was Arizona's feature back. James topped 10,000 yards rushing for his career. He has 10,036, 19th all-time.

Cardinals 7 10 7 10 34

Rams 3 0 7 10 20