Arizona Cardinals: Carson Palmer’s top 5 plays of 2015
1. 75 yard pass to Larry Fitzgerald in overtime against Green Bay.
This is not just Carson Palmer or Larry Fitzgerald’s play of the year. It is the Cardinals’ play of the year. It is the play that defined the whole season. This play signified the resilience Arizona showed all season. The stage does not need to be set up. Everyone already knows the narrative to how one of the greatest games in playoff history ended. Words can not do this play justice, but I will try.
The Cardinals found themselves playing an extra 15 minutes of football that they did not expect to be playing. After the debacle that was the last pass of regulation and the coin toss, the Cardinals offense started the overtime period at their own 20 yard line. Arizona’s pocket quickly collapsed and it seemed for sure that Palmer would be sacked. Nonetheless, Palmer showed off his amazing footwork shuffled forward and spun out of a sure sack.
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A split second later Palmer launched the ball across his body to the other side of the field, and the rest is history. This play helped push Arizona to the NFC Championship and gave Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians their first playoff wins as quarterback and head coach respectively.