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Comparing Palmer's Sunday Performance Against Other Career Lows

We hate harping on the past, but we were wondering just how bad Carson Palmer's performance was on Sunday. Now, let me preface this with the obvious (because if I don't, we'll surely be reminded of it). Palmer is but a fraction of a team, whereas the offensive line still needs to block, and the running game has to be effective.

That said, statistically speaking, Sunday's performance against the Ravens was Palmer's worst of his career.

Sunday, against the Ravens, Palmer was shutout of the endzone for the 12th time in his career. Palmer's 35.3 passer rating replaced his 43.4 rating that he recorded in his third career game, in a 23-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in 2004.

Date Opponent Passer Rating
September 7, 2008 @ Baltimore 35.5
September 26, 2004 Baltimore 43.4
December 23, 2007 Cleveland 44.8
December 2, 2007 @ Pittsburgh 51.6
October 3, 2004 @ Pittsburgh 52.1

In a 23-20 win over the Cleveland Browns, Palmer recorded 93 yards passing; his only other performance recording less than 100 yards; the other being against the Ravens on Sunday (note: he only recorded 54 yards passing against the Chiefs in 2005, but was taken out with the other starters to rest for Wild Card Weekend).

Date Opponent Yards Passing
December 11, 2005 Cleveland 93
September 7, 2008 @ Baltimore 99
December 23, 2007 Cleveland 115
September 10, 2006 @ Kansas City 127
September 19, 2004 Miami 147