Arizona Cardinals see a few milestones in sight


The Arizona Cardinals host the Seattle Seahawks at 2:25 p.m. on Sunday afternoon

No matter what happens, win or lose on Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks are both in the playoffs.  For the Arizona Cardinals, they know they are locked into at least a first-round bye with the second seed and can also get the first-seed with a little help.

There are several milestones though that can be achieved on Sunday.  Be on the lookout for these things to possibly happen.

  • For starters, the Cardinals, who have already set a franchise record with 13 victories, can reach 14 for the first-time ever on Sunday.
  • Receiver Larry Fitzgerald has 103 receptions.  With his next reception, he will set a career high.  He had 103 in 2005 as well.
  • Quarterback Carson Palmer has passed for 4,542 yards.  He only needs 73 yards passing on Sunday to pass Neil Lomax’s single-season franchise-record of 4,614 yards passing.
  • The Cardinals have had 19 players score at least one touchdown in 2015. One more would make 20.  Players without a touchdown this season yet include running back Stepfan Taylor and cornerback Patrick Peterson, who has not returned an interception for touchdown yet.  Maybe one of those guys gets into the act on Sunday?

Palmer has 34 touchdown passes, 35 would be a nice round number to end the regular season with.  He has an outside shot of hitting 5,000 yards but I don’t think he will play the entire game even though he is starting.  Also with the balance the Cardinals have had with the running game, it would be difficult.  Still a career year for Palmer though.

Fitz also looks likely to get that 104th reception.  Considering he has caught at least one pass in his last 178 games I feel confident he will get one Sunday to make it 179 consecutive games with a reception.

Amazing all the players that have scored on both offense and defense this season for the Cardinals.  It would be nice to see Taylor get a touch or two in the red zone on Sunday to add him to the list.   He seems the most likely to join the 2015 touchdown club.