The Cardinals dropped their second game in five days to the Seahawks on Thursday night, but their quarterback sees brighter days ahead for the 3-4 Cardinals.
Arizona hosts the injury-riddled Falcons next weekend and then host the disappointing Texans after a bye in Week Nine before traveling to Jacksonville for a date with the winless Jaguars. It’s a string of games that Carson Palmer thinks offers the Cardinals a chance to get some momentum going into the second half of the season.
“We have a stretch of very winnable games coming up,” Palmer said, via the Associated Press. “We just had two very difficult division games, two games in four, five days. We have to bounce back. … Sometimes it just takes one. It takes one game to get that roll and confidence and get moving.”
While no one could argue that the schedule shapes up nicely for the Cardinals, but it would be overlooking the obvious to point out that the Cardinals have lost three winnable games already this season. They were up 11 on the Rams heading into the fourth quarter in Week One before losing by three and had plenty of chances against the 49ers and Seahawks in the last two games before things got away from them.
Cutting down on penalties, mental mistakes, offensive line blunders and turnovers (Palmer, who has 13 interceptions after throwing two on Thursday, might want to keep that one in mind) is going to be necessary for the Cardinals to beat those teams and put themselves into any kind of position to challenge for a playoff spot down the stretch.