Players to Watch: Saints vs. Cardinals

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Carson Palmer 

Aug 22, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws the ball against the San Diego Chargers during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday’s match up will certainly be a battle of the quarterbacks, as Carson Palmer makes his return from an ACL injury that ended his 2014 early.

Before he went down, Palmer was having a terrific start. In the six games he played, Palmer threw 1,626 yards and 11 touchdowns. He owned a completion rate of 62.9-percent and averaged 271 yards per game.

Palmer’s presence was missed after he went down last year and the Arizona squad is certainly happy to have him back once again.

For Palmer, this season will be a personal quest for him in a way. Despite playing as a team, Palmer has a personal goal he hopes to fulfill this season – winning his first-ever playoff game.

The 13-year veteran has never won a playoff game in his career. Palmer made the playoffs only once in the eight years he played for the Bengals. It was in 2005 during Palmer’s third season in the league. On his very first passing attempt, Palmer tore his ACL.

So after two ACL injuries, Palmer is back with a vengeance. This might be the year he picks up that first playoff win. He has shot with Arizona.

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