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center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 40 Dave Burns, Co-host of Burns & GamboOf course that’s how that game ended. One of the most cringe-worthy contests we’ve seen the Cardinals produce in the Arians-Palmer era ended with the legend Larry Fitzgerald adding to his already overstuffed legacy. The throw was terrific and the catch was gutsy. That the Cardinals were able to produce that drive after being left so little time was a borderline miracle given their level of offensive ineptitude most of the game.Optimism will not be high after this win, nor should it be. Their only wins have come in overtime against the Colts and 49ers, two of the worst teams in football. But at least at 2-2, Arizona has bought itself more time to see if it can fix what’s broken, namely an offensive line that has turned Carson Palmer into a piñata. Somebody check him to make sure he’s not leaking candy.Hopefully, D.J. Humphries can come back and restore order. Kicker Phil Dawson restored a little lost faith in his ability. If Andre Ellington can fix the drops, he might be able to help. The Markus Golden injury looms large. ​John Gambadoro, Co-host of Burns & GamboA win is a win right? I guess so. It’s better than a loss or a tie, which looked very possible until the last play of the game when Mr. Spectacular Larry Fitzgerald saved the day. That the Cardinals could win when Carson Palmer was sacked six times, hit 20 and hurried 25 is a miracle — or its because they played the 49ers. Not sure they beat many other teams in NFL playing like that. 2 Comments   Share   Vince Marotta, Co-host of Bickley & MarottaI don’t have the time, but I do have the inclination to research how many times an NFL team has gone on a 17-play, 73-yard scoring drive in overtime and lost.I don’t imagine it’s happened too many times, so congrats to Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers. A game featuring only (or marred by, depending on how you want to look at it) field goals ended in overtime when Carson Palmer hit Larry Fitzgerald on a 19-yard touchdown pass to give the Cardinals an 18-15 win, evening their record at 2-2 on the season.Some issues that have plagued the Cardinals were improved upon, but the biggest — the offensive line — continues to be a problem. Palmer was sacked six times and hit 16 others by a young San Francisco defense that had only three sacks in three games heading into the contest. Palmer is as tough as nails and despite a horrible red-zone pick in the first half, played well again, throwing for 357 yards on the day.Help is hopefully on the way with D.J. Humphries and Alex Boone returning from injuries, but there’s a ticking clock on Palmer’s health. Taking that kind of punishment week-in and week-out is ominous for the Cardinals heading into the second quarter of the season. Look, the entire Red Sea nation knows the offensive line is garbage with D.J. Humphries and Mike Iupati out. There have to be changes,  and there has to be someone on a practice squad somewhere that is better than what they have across the board. Maybe even on a couch somewhere.Good news is at least Phil Dawson didn’t miss a kick. Bad news is I’m not sure that Palmer can hold up much longer; the cumulative effect of all these hits will take a toll. It has to. He got buried today, and you have to respect the fact he stayed in and finished this game. At 2-2 the Cards are alive and still in the hunt, but unless the offensive line improves dramatically and in a hurry, that won’t last much longer.Craig Grialou, ReporterWhen in doubt, just throw the ball to Fitz!Wow!At 34-years-young, Larry Fitzgerald continues to impress.One week after tying a career-high with 13 catches, Fitzgerald catches just four balls, but none more important than the game-winner, a 19-yard toss from Carson Palmer with 32 seconds left in overtime to perhaps save the Cardinals’ season.That’s right, Fitzgerald may have just saved the season because there is a big difference between 1-3 and 2-2, especially with the way the Los Angeles Rams are playing through the first quarter of 2017.last_img

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