Carson Palmer, Cardinals light up sloppy Bears

*The Cardinals made it look easy against the sloppy Chicago Bears, pouring it on in a 48-23 win at Soldier Field. Here's what we learned: *

  1. Larry Fitzgerald can still play a little bit. The veteran receiver wasn't targeted in the first quarter, but caught everything thrown his way after that, finishing with eight catches for 112 yards and three touchdowns. The scores were his first in nine games.
  1. Jay Cutler left the game in the second quarter after injuring his hamstring during an interception return by Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson. Cutler was replaced by Jimmy Clausen, who looked overmatched as the Cardinals quickly built an insurmountable lead. Cutler is not a popular figure in Chicago, but the Bears are one of the NFL's very worst teams with Clausen behind center.
  1. When the Cardinals give David Johnson the ball, special things happen. The rookie running back took the opening kickoff back 108 yards for a touchdown. He then salted the game away with a 13-yard scoring run in the third quarter. Johnson has scored as a rusher, receiver and kickoff returner in his first two NFL games. That's not bad.
  1. Cardinals wide receiver John Brown didn't light up the box score (five catches for 45 yards), but he made a big impact in the first half. The speedy second-year playmaker drew two long pass interference penalties totaling over 80 yards. This doesn't help fantasy owners, but it did aide Bruce Arians' offense immensely.
  1. Let there be no more questions about Carson Palmer's health after his second reconstructive knee surgery. He looks like the exact same guy, and he now has seven touchdowns and just one interception through two weeks. The Cardinals are a force with Palmer at the controls.
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