Carson Palmer has solved the riddle of winning in Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the NFL’s most consistently good teams over the past several years. They’re locked into their 5th consecutive playoff trip this season, and are coming off of back to back Super Bowl trips.
The Seahawks are also notoriously hard to beat when they’re at home, having gone 34-6 in Seattle since the 2012 season. It’s hard to go into that atmosphere, with that pressure, and be successful, especially for quarterbacks, who haven’t played well there overall.
Carson Palmer seems to be the exception. Last week, the Cardinals, led by Palmer, went into Seattle and won 34-31. More notably, it extended his record in Seattle, as quarterback of the Cardinals, to 3-0. In fact, Palmer’s only career loss in Seattle came in 2007, when he was with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals were a 7-9 team that season.
Palmer hasn’t had his best season, this year. He struggled, especially on the road. However, when he got to Seattle, he flipped the script, and led the Cardinals to a win. Palmer, and the Cardinals will have confidence next year, when the game could mean a whole lot more.