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Rams take lead, Palmer leaves for concussion evaluation

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 02:  Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals looks to make a pass in front a Los Angeles Rams defender during the second half of the NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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16 Responses to “Rams take lead, Palmer leaves for concussion evaluation”
  1. ariani1985 says: Oct 2, 2016 7:20 PM

    I wonder if more than 5 seaturd fans can list 5 players from both teams?

  2. joetoronto says: Oct 2, 2016 7:21 PM

    The Cardinals are who we thought they were.

  3. cinvis says: Oct 2, 2016 7:21 PM

    The LAms are for real… just kidding but they will upset anyone on any given sunday.

  4. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Oct 2, 2016 7:26 PM

    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.

  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.

  6. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 2, 2016 7:35 PM

    Question…

    Who should Arians blame for this one?

  7. kamthechancellor says: Oct 2, 2016 7:38 PM

    Remember when Cards fans were talking that mess about Seattle losing to the Rams in LA? Time to eat that crow, boys.

  8. Professor Fate says: Oct 2, 2016 7:39 PM

    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.

  9. bonecrushinghits says: Oct 2, 2016 7:42 PM

    don’t thump your chests too hard yet 2012 trolls, the LA RAMS are the first place team in the NFC West and your team does not know how to beat them.

  10. fwippel says: Oct 2, 2016 7:43 PM

    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.

  11. darkneptune73 says: Oct 2, 2016 7:43 PM

    Time to call 2016 “Armageddon” because almost every NFL player is getting massacred with injuries.

  12. skol4life says: Oct 2, 2016 7:43 PM

    Greg Williams head hunters doing what they are coached to do. That guy is a worthless human being.

  13. jaccfrost says: Oct 2, 2016 7:43 PM

    HOW ‘BOUT dem RAMS?!?!

  14. sweetnlow44 says: Oct 2, 2016 7:45 PM

    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.
    ____________
    Did you even watch the play. He wasn’t hit high at all. His head hit the ground.

  15. rodgerstonelson says: Oct 2, 2016 8:23 PM

    Concussion protocol is going to ruin the game. Sooner or later someone on the take is send a key player to the sideline in a important series.

  16. megnailsit says: Oct 2, 2016 10:14 PM

    Guess Carson Palmer got “busted (in the head and is now having to) suffer the consequences”.

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