Cardinals vs. Jaguars: Vote for the Week 11 player of the game

Sam Greenwood

Vote for the Cardinals player of the game from the Week 11 win over the Jaguars.

It was an ominous start for the Arizona Cardinals as they found themselves down a touchdown just two minutes into their road game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. But things quickly turned around for head coach Bruce Arians' crew, and they escaped the Sunshine State with a third straight victory, winning this one by a 27-14 final score.

The Cardinals (6-4) did everything well but run the ball on Sunday, which was surprising because of how poorly Jacksonville's defense had defended the run all season.

Two players on offense enjoyed career-type days, so this vote could be close. Let's get to the candidates so you can vote for he who is most worthy this week.

Carson Palmer

Stats: 30 of 42 (71.4%), 419 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 119.0 passer rating

Well then, Mr. Carson Palmer, have yourself a day why don't you. If ever there was a team to come out and destroy, it was the Jaguars. Palmer did just that, completing nearly three-quarters of his passes and hitting nine different receivers.

He surpassed 400 passing yards for the sixth time in his career and won a game while doing so for the first time. Palmer is also the 26th quarterback in NFL history to win a 400-yard passing game at age 33 or older.

Side note: The Cardinals Sunday joined the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos as the only franchises with three different quarterbacks age 33 or older to win a 400-yard passing game (Boomer Esiason, 1993; Dave Krieg, 1995).

John Abraham

Stats: 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 QB hit, 1 sack, 1 pass defended

Outside linebacker John Abraham recorded his seventh sack of the season on Sunday. He was in on a few more plays in the backfield but was unable to come up with multiple takedowns for a fourth consecutive contest.

Abraham has become a complete linebacker in a short time after playing well over a decade primarily as a pass-rushing defensive end. His play has lifted the defense of late to new heights.

Michael Floyd

Stats: 6 receptions, 193 yards, 32.2 YPC, 91-yard TD

The game didn't start out very well for Michael Floyd -- he dropped two passes that would have extended early drives. But boy, did he ever turn it on after that.

His 91-yard touchdown is the longest touchdown reception for the Cardinals since Ernie Jones caught a 93-yarder in 1988 from Neil Lomax.

Floyd did a bit of everything on Sunday. He was great after the catch, he went up to get a ball at the sideline and was brilliant catching passes in traffic. It was a career game for Floyd, and hopefully he and Palmer can keep it going the rest of the season.

Karlos Dansby

Stats: 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 pass defended

Inside linebacker Karlos Dansby played a great game in Jacksonville. One play in particular stands out, as he blew up a screen pass to Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

His instincts are as good as anyone on the team, and he has been playing out of his mind all season.

Rob Housler

Stats: 6 receptions, 70 yards, 11.7 YPC

No touchdown for Rob Housler this week, though he did come close at one point. But Housler was open a lot on Sunday, providing Palmer with a solid tight end option for the second straight week.

If he keeps it up, the breakout year he was supposed to have may still end up as such.

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