The Arizona Cardinals improved to 5-1 with a 24-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders. They were led by quarterback Carson Palmer. He completed 22 of 31 passes for 253 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 33 yarder to Michael Floyd in the second quarter that put the Cardinals up 14-0. The one sore spot for Palmer was when tight end John Carson jumped for a pass that was a little high. He tipped the ball in the air and the ageless Charles Woodson came up with the interception. The interception was Palmer's first of the season. In fact it was the first interception thrown by any Cardinal quarterback.
The Cardinals had an all around great effort by both the offense and the defense. The offense is starting to click and getting fans used to seeing them carry the team to victory. We are so used to seeing the defense make plays to keep the Cardinals in games but that trend is starting to change.
The Cardinals host another 5-1 team next week when the Philadelphia Eagles come to town. This should be another exciting game and hopefully Palmer will continue to play well and lead the Cardinals to another victory.