Cardinals hold off Rams 17-13

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St. Louis Rams wide receiver Mark Clayton, left, catches a 5-yard pass as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Greg Toler defends during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Rams wide receiver Mark Clayton, left, catches a 5-yard pass as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Greg Toler defends during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam

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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