Carson Palmer a ‘game-time decision’ to start Sunday against Seahawks


Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Carson Palmer, the quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, will be a game-time decision to start on Sunday, according to Arizona head coach Bruce Arians.

Palmer suffered a high left ankle sprain last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and has been limited in practice all week.

Josh Weinfuss, the Cardinals beat writer at, said that Palmer’s mobility hasn’t been an issue, but the Cardinals want to make sure he can’t make the injury worse by playing on Sunday.

The last time the Seahawks played the Cardinals was Oct. 17 in Glendale, Ariz., where Seattle took care of Arizona 34-22.

In that game, Palmer went 30-for-45 passing for 258 yards with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions. He was also sacked seven times. If he does not start on Sunday, Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley are the next quarterbacks on the depth chart.

No matter who starts at quarterback for the Cardinals, all arrows point to the Seahawks having the advantage.

The Seahawks currently have the best pass defense in the NFL. The team allows 174.2 passing yards per game and only allow 14.6 points per game, both tops in the NFL.

Last week, the Seahawks defense shutout the New York Giants and forced five interceptions.

And, Seattle hasn’t lost in home in almost two years.

The Seahawks have won five of their past seven games against the Cardinals and have won the last two meetings, including a 58-0 drubbing the last time Arizona visited CenturyLink Field at the end of last season.

The Seahawks have a 9-6 all-time record at home against the Cardinals, according to Weinfuss.