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Arizona Cardinals divisional win: Answers for The Washington Post

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An answer to the 21 questions The Washington Post had after the Arizona Cardinals victory over the Green Bay Packers Saturday night

The Washington Post put out an article on Sunday morning in the aftermath of the Cardinals 26-20 overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night in Glendale.  I found the questions to be quite entertaining, so I figured I would answer them here.

These questions were written/asked in response to the insane way the game transpired down the stretch in the fourth quarter and overtime Saturday night. Remember, I didn’t ask the questions, I answered them.

Jan 16, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs with the ball in overtime against the Green Bay Packers in a NFC Divisional round playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 16, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs with the ball in overtime against the Green Bay Packers in a NFC Divisional round playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Can you imagine if Carson Palmer still had no playoff wins?

I don’t have to imagine it.  The Cardinals won the game.  Argue as much about the overtime coin toss you want.  Argue about Palmer’s performance on Saturday night, one that certainly was far from his best of the season but good enough to win.

The fact that the question is asked can probably be traced to the idea that in fact, Palmer was that close to not winning this game for the Cardinals.  A bounce of the ball one way, a call made another way.  In the end though Palmer did what he’s done most of the season, win.

2. How far could the average American male have thrown a football from the position Aaron Rodgers was in when he released his Hail Mary pass?

Well considering the average American male thinks he can throw the ball 60-70 yards like Rodgers, in our minds we could have thrown that just as far.  In reality, not even above average American males could have probably done what Rodgers did.

He first showed us his Hail Mary moves against the Detroit Lions in the regular season.  It’s not just how far he can throw it but how high he gets the ball in the process.  He’s not human.  I’m convinced of it.

3. How many extra drinks did bars pour when it went to overtime?

Two.  The overtime went so fast I think two guys at Zipps Sports Grill got their beers before it was over.  Just like that.  Palmer and Fitz happened.  Three plays.

4. How many of those drinks were abandoned, half-full?

Easy.  Neither of them even got a sip and if they did, they spit it out.  It was that insane of an ending.  Only this game ends that way.

5. Is Michael Floyd that lucky because he went to Notre Dame?

I laugh but only because it’s probably true.  I’ve read and heard all day it was some kind of divine intervention because of his affiliation with Notre Dame.  But if that’s true, then the same has to be said about Rodgers’ two Hail Mary’s.  God was on both sides Saturday night.  He just teased one and not the other.

6. How did Carson Palmer not get sacked?

Did I mention God was watching and teased one team but not the other?  Guess which one he likes better?