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Carson Palmer nominated for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award

Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer (3) looks to pass as Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) defends in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

The Arizona Cardinals lost to the Carolina Panthers 30-20 on Sunday in a game where the Panthers had their way with the Cards, sacking Carson Palmer eight times.

But when Palmer was given time to throw, he was sharp.

The Cardinals’ quarterback completed 35-of-46 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns and one interception against the Panthers’ 26th-ranked pass defense. With that performance, he was nominated as a finalist for the Fed Ex Air Offensive Player of the Week.

The other nominees included the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Oakland Raiders’ Derek Carr.

Brady looked like Brady, throwing for 315 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-25 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Carr nearly set an NFL record with 513 yards and four touchdowns on his way to beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-24 in overtime. The record for most passing yards in one game is held by the Los Angeles Rams’ Norm Van Brocklin, as he threw 554 yards in a 54-14 win against the New York Yanks in 1951.

To vote for Palmer, or any of the other nominees for that matter, go to NFL.com and turn in the ballot before noon Arizona time on Thursday. Fans can also vote on Twitter using #AirandGround while adding the player’s last name.

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