For his career, Carson Palmer has had relative success against a defense that's considered "good". Before this season, Palmer compiled a three-game stretch with a 124 passer rating or better. He's only had two "bad" games out of six. After a moderately successful game Thursday, Palmer was nominated and voted as the FedEx Air player of the week. This is Palmer's second this season and seventh since 2005. His career against the Ravens are as follows:
Palmer is one of five quarterbacks that have the award twice this season. The others:
|4||Rex Grossman (2)|
|5||Donovan McNabb (2)|
|10||Brett Favre (2)|
|12||Drew Brees (2)|
|13||Carson Palmer (2)|
From the "Wow, this guy isn't so bad" file.
Would you consider LaDainian Tomlinson this year's leading MVP candidate? It's either him or David Carr, right? OK, cheap attempt for a laugh. Tomlinson has won the FedEx Ground player of the week four out of the last five weeks and six times this season -- Rudi won during week two.
It was also announced today that Tomlinson was also awarded the AFC's Offensive Player of the Month. From NFL Media:
This is Tomlinson’s first monthly award since being name NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in October 2001.
The other monthly award winners are:
AFC Defensive Player of the Month: Jason Taylor
AFC Special Teams' Player of the Month: Brian Moorman
NFC Offensive Player of the Month: Tony Romo
NFC Defensive Player of the Month: Walt Harris
NFC Special Teams' Player of the Month: Nate Burleson
Offensive Rookie of the Month: Joseph Addai
Defensive Rookie of the Month: Clint Ingram