Patrick Peterson did make a nice play to knock down a potential touchdown pass to Rams tight end Brian Quick. However his holding penalty negated a third down stop earlier that in the end resulted in a Quick 65-yard touchdown reception afterwards.
Backup quarterback Drew Stanton once again failed in his audition to replace Carson Palmer someday. He came in for the injured Palmer in the fourth quarter. He went just 4-11 for 34 yards and two interceptions. He actually threw three interceptions but one was ruled caught out of bounds.
The Cardinals are likely going to need to go with Stanton on Thursday night. He is not the post-Palmer answer once he retires. Stanton played well in 2014 but did not look good in preseason and did not look good in relief today trying to rally for a comeback.
Receiver Michael Floyd did catch a touchdown but he dropped passes early once again that were very catchable. He needs to show consistency. The Cardinals need to be able to rely on more than just Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown.