Result: Greg Zuerlein field goal gives St Louis Rams victory

Greg Zuerlein scores a 48-yard field goal to give the St Louis Rams a 27-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL.

A late 48-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein has helped the St Louis Rams finally break their opening-day jinx with a 27-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL.

New Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer made a confident start to a topsy-turvy clash, finding Larry Fitzgerald in the endzone for a touchdown early in the second quarter.

Jay Feely's boot helped the Cards build a 10-3 lead but that slender advantage evaporated with 26 seconds left in the first half, with Jared Cook scoring in a late drive for the Rams.

Fitzgerald was on target again for the Cards in a dominant third quarter, with his touchdown following a two-yard interception from Dan Williams to put the visitors 24-13 ahead.

Back came the Rams early in the fourth quarter, with Cook finishing an 80-yard drive that Sam Bradford turned into a two-point conversion to give the hosts hope.

Zuerlein then made a 38-yard field goal to tie the game at 24-24 with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, as both sides were struggling to force a late breakthrough.

The Cards failed to make a pair of late possessions count soon after and were punished by Zuerelein, who was given a late chance to snatch victory by a strong Rams drive.

With three field goals to his name Greg 'The Leg' lined up a strike from 48 yards with 40 seconds on the clock and made no mistake to help St Louis win their opening game for the first time in six years.

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Safety Tyrann Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals walks out onto the field during the team training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on July 26, 2013
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