For the third week in a row, the Arizona Cardinals scored 27 points. For the third week in a row, they won. For the third week in a row, I felt like this team could have scored a lot more. Today, the Cards running game was completely shut down, however quarterback Carson Palmer did more than enough to lead the Cards to their sixth victory of the year over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Early on it appeared the Jaguars would give the Cards a game. They played hard all day but after their first two offensive possessions, the Jags couldn’t do anything. The Cards defense came up huge the rest of the way, getting two interceptions in the fourth quarter to seal the deal.
Palmer by far had his best game as a Cardinal. He went without an interception for the first time this season, although he did have one pick erased by a timeout called prior to the play. He went 30-42 for 419 yards and two touchdowns. With the Cards running game in a complete stall, Palmer had to come up big today and he did.
Palmer spread the ball around for sure. He completed passes to nine different receivers, six each to receivers Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald and tight end Rob Housler. Floyd had a spectacular 91-yard touchdown catch. It was the longest touchdown reception in the NFL so far season to date. It w
Now the Cards have put themselves in position to make a run for a wild-card spot in the NFC. There is still a lot of football to be played. There are six games left on the schedule, with three each at home and on the road. We’ve got a lot to talk about this week looking back at this game and looking ahead to the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday.