Despite Bulger's struggles at times, the Rams are now 14-3 in games he has started over the last two seasons.
"Marc Bulger is our quarterback," Martz said after the game. "Marc Bulger is our quarterback. That's it. That's all there is to it. Marc Bulger is our quarterback. If I was going to do anything to change that, I would have done it in this game."
When asked the following day about sticking with Bulger through thick and thin, Martz said, "I have great confidence in him. I trust him. The way he came back last week (against Chicago) established him in my mind as the quarterback."
For that reason, Martz said he never considered pulling Bulger and replacing him with Kurt Warner even though Bulger's five turnovers helped the Cardinals overcome two 14-point leads and eventually grab a 27-24 lead.
Bulger then led the Rams on a drive that tied the game as time ran out in regulation, and engineered the winning drive in overtime.
"If I vacillate with my trust in him, which I did (for two weeks), what does that say about me?" Martz said. "What does that say to the team? I believe in him and I will stay with him."
Said Bulger, "I can't apologize for how I play and throw. I'm going to keep throwing it downfield regardless if I have 10 interceptions, until coach Martz tells me not to. That's just the way I play. I'm an aggressive player."
"His heart is kind of contagious," wide receiver Isaac Bruce said of Bulger. "He stays poised in the huddle and doesn't react negatively after a mistake. We're going to continue to roll with him."
NOTES, QUOTES, ANECDOTES
QUOTE TO NOTE: "Marc was at his best at the end of the game and in overtime. Except for three or four critical mistakes, he was outstanding. Those other things are not hard to fix. He's still learning as he goes." — Coach Mike Martz on Rams quarterback Marc Bulger.