As always, as bad as a game can get sometimes, there is usually something that can be pointed out as a positive when it comes to the Cardinals. Early on, there was some worry there would be nothing good to talk about and this piece would have to be re-titled bad and ugly.
The second half though changed that. First, receiver J.J. Nelson was very reliable on Sunday. He had two touchdown receptions, catching eight passes for 79 yards. He was huge for the Cardinals.
Quarterback Carson Palmer, despite an interception late, an interception that was really a great play by Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy, had a decent day when he was upright.
He went 35-46 for 363 yards and three touchdowns. His passes for the most part looked the best they had all season. He made some tight passes into receivers Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, and Nelson. Even tight end Jermaine Gresham got himself open for three receptions for which Palmer go the ball in there nicely.