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Cardinals 34, Browns 20

Cards talk little, just take action

CLEVELAND — Arizona coach Bruce Arians didn't throw a chair or erupt into a tirade at halftime. The Cardinals didn't have to be told how badly they were playing.

So Carson Palmer and his teammates went out and did something about it.

Palmer threw for four touchdowns, three in the second half, as the Cardinals scored 27 unanswered points to beat the Browns.

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said Arians delivered a simple message.

"He said, 'We're either pretenders or contenders. And it's up to you to show who you are in the second half,'" Fitzgerald said. "When coach challenges you like that, we had to come out and respond."

Palmer had 374 yards passing, including scores on the first two possessions of the third quarter as Arizona overcame a 20-10 halftime deficit.


Cardinals 34, Browns 20 11/01/15 [Last modified: Sunday, November 1, 2015 9:55pm]
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