Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes in
his return, helping the Arizona Cardinals post a 30-20 victory over the
struggling Washington Redskins.
Palmer, sidelined for the past three games with a nerve issue in his throwing
shoulder, completed 28-of-44 passes for 250 yards.
Larry Fitzgerald had 98 yards and a touchdown on six receptions as the
Cardinals (4-1) beat the Redskins for the first time since Nov. 5, 2000,
snapping an eight-game losing streak in the series.
Washington (1-5) committed four turnovers in the fourth quarter, including
three interceptions by Kirk Cousins.
Despite the miscues, the Redskins were still alive.
Cousins threw his second touchdown pass, a 5-yarder to Pierre Garcon, to trim
Arizona’s lead to 23-20 with 2:17 to play.
The Cardinals were forced to punt after recovering an onside kick. Washington
got the ball back with 29 seconds remaining, but Cousins’ first-down pass was
picked off by Rashad Johnson, who returned it 28 yards for a touchdown.
Cousins finished with 354 yards on 24-of-38 passing in the Redskins’ fourth