Turnovers, big plays fuel Cardinals' 24-point second quarter against Rams

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kurt Warner and the Cardinals used a 24-point second quarter to win another one in their former home city.

Arizona was in total command after scoring 10 points on turnovers and adding a pair of long scoring plays on touchdowns by Tim Hightower and Jerheme Urban in a 34-13 victory yesterday.

Warner held it all together with his 45th 300-yard passing game, throwing for two touchdowns to beat the team he led to two Super Bowls from 1999-2001.

The win improved the Cardinals' record to 5-3.

Arizona ran off 31 straight points to win for only the second time in five road games and solidify its NFC West lead against a team that had been hoping to climb back into the race.

The Rams fell to 2-6 and they have lost two straight after winning their first two games under new coach Jim Haslett.

They were booed off the field at halftime and at every opportunity thereafter before the Edward Jones Dome emptied out in the fourth quarter.