From the first series to his very last on Sunday, Carson Palmer showed just how much he means to the Arizona Cardinals.
As if there was any doubt.
Palmer threw three touchdown passes in his first game back from a torn ACL and the Cardinals opened their season with a 31-19 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. In the process, he became the first Cardinals quarterback since Jim Hart to win seven straight starts,
"I thought he played outstanding," coach Bruce Arians said. "He came out on fire."
Drew Brees threw for 355 yards but just one touchdown. The Saints had to settle for Zach Hocker field goals after four drives.