Cardinals will need more from Peterson with Palmer injured

Lynette Rowe
October 23, 2017

Palmer suffered a left arm injury during Sunday's contest against the Rams in London, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. The hit led to an interception that Lamarcus Joyner returned 29 yards, and Palmer, who finished 10 for 18 for 122 yards and the interception, slowly walked off the field holding his left arm close to his chest following the play. Including his one year with the Indianapolis Colts, he is in his sixth year playing for head coach Bruce Arians. Enter the Cardinals, who lost David Johnson to a wrist injury in the season opener and had a rushing attack that ranked last in total yards through the first five weeks. Meanwhile, Drew Stanton took over direction of the offense.

The Cardinals also have Blaine Gabbert, who started 13 games for the 49ers the last two seasons, but he has been the inactive third quarterback for each of their first seven games.

"Of course, running the ball will help us a lot. but it's too early right now to be talking about me", Peterson said. Jared Goff had another productive, efficient afternoon - save for one interception - going 22-of-37 for 235 yards and two touchdowns, while allowing six receivers to make at least two catches. While record wise they are still very much in the division, any games without Palmer behind center would nearly undoubtedly quell any hopes of a postseason berth for the Cardinals. In the third, Zuerlein made it a 26-0 game with a 34-yard field goal while Goff led a 16-play, 80-yard drive that he capped with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp in the fourth quarter for the final rally.

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"Like I said, we've won many games with Drew when Carson has gone down in the past, so we feel as though we can win". "We're expecting everybody's A-plus game and we're up for the challenge". In his 21 games in a Cardinal uniform, Stanton owns a completion percentage of 51.7 alongside nine touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions.

Eighth-year left guard Rodger Saffold, the Rams' longest-tenured player, said the lack of dreariness from years past has been refreshing. "I think we took advantage of it today".

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