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Cardinals, Palmer Pull Out 34-31 Win Over Bengals

cardinalsCarson Palmer completed 20 of 31 passes for 317 yards with four touchdowns and Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 32-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining and the Arizona Cardinals pulled out a 34-31 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night.

Arizona rookie receiver J.J. Nelson caught four passes for 142 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown reception.

Palmer shook off two early interceptions to beat his former team, to rally his team, including three passes late to move the Cardinals into field goal range.

The Cardinals got a break that made the field goal attempt 15 yards shorter when, Cincinnati’s Domata Peko was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for hollering out offensive signals to try to confuse the Cardinals.

The penalty moved the ball from the 27 yard line to the 14.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis called it a “phantom call.”

“It’s kind of ridiculous,” he said.

Andy Dalton finished 22 of 39 for 315 yards for the Bengals. Cincinnati running back Giovani Bernard caught eight passes for 128 yards. Jeremy Hill had two short scoring runs for Cincinnati.

The 8-2 Bengals will host the St Louis Rams next week at home the 8-2 Cardinals will travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers.

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