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Marvin Lewis

Palmer overcomes early jitters, leads Cardinals to victory

Carson Palmer said last week this was "not just another game."

His Arizona Cardinals were facing Cincinnati, the franchise where his NFL career began and where he sat at home rather than play before the team finally traded him.

So maybe that explains the early difficulties Arizona had in Sunday night's games, but he sure made up for it after that in the Cardinals' 34-31 victory.

Palmer overcame two early interceptions to throw four touchdown passes, then capped his night off by completing three quick passes in the final 57 seconds to set up Chandler Catanzaro's game-winning 32-yard field goal with 2 seconds to play.

"I just made two really stupid...