Rams take lead, Palmer leaves for concussion evaluation

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The Cardinals are going to need a score in the final minutes to beat the Rams and it looks like Drew Stanton may be the quarterback when they try to get it.

Carson Palmer was sacked by Aaron Donald and Eugene Sims on a third down in the fourth quarter and his head slammed into the turf hard on his way down. He was immediately met by medical personnel and looked at on the sideline before heading to the locker room for further evaluation.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians appeared to be upset that no penalty was called on the play, presumably because it looked like Donald may have hit Palmer low but the head injury appeared to come when Palmer’s head hit the turf as opposed to a blow directly to the head from either Ram.

Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin returned the ensuing punt 47 yards and a facemask penalty moved the Rams even closer to the end zone. They made good on their field position with an eight-yard pass to Todd Gurley that set up a four-yard touchdown pass to Brian Quick for a 17-13 lead with 2:36 left in the game.

It’s Quick’s second touchdown catch of the day and the Cardinals are going to need a second touchdown of their own to avoid a 1-3 start to the season.

UPDATE 7:19 p.m. ET: Stanton is in the game for the Cardinals with the two minute warning approaching.

16 responses to “Rams take lead, Palmer leaves for concussion evaluation

  1. 1-3. Told you how soft your team really was Cardinals fans. Seahawks will have NFC west sewn up by Thanksgiving. Enjoy watching them in the Super Bowl again.

  2. I’m all for player safety and everything, but I wonder if the new concussion protocol will lead to a new type of “bounty” system. Hit a QB high and force him out during a critical moment of the game for an evaluation by the independent medical staff. Hate to see a safety measure get exploited, but it seems like it may be happening. But then again, at least it looks like the NFL is finally getting somewhat serious about addressing head injuries.

  3. Rams 3-1. After all the “Rams will suck forever” from multiple posters on here I’m wondering how many of you know anything about football.

  4. Um, all those comments about how pathetic the Rams were going to be after that opening day loss to the 49ers seem like a distant memory. I can’t wait to hear all those commentators who wrote them talk about how great they are tomorrow.

  5. soleobjective says:
    Oct 2, 2016 7:33 PM
    I’m all for player safety and everything, but I wonder if the new concussion protocol will lead to a new type of “bounty” system. Hit a QB high and force him out during a critical moment of the game for an evaluation by the independent medical staff. Hate to see a safety measure get exploited, but it seems like it may be happening. But then again, at least it looks like the NFL is finally getting somewhat serious about addressing head injuries.
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    Did you even watch the play. He wasn’t hit high at all. His head hit the ground.

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