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first_img Top Stories Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) throws for a touchdown as Oakland Raiders linebacker Shilique Calhoun (91) closes in during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 6-3.It’s the statistic that has been the most relevant in Arizona Cardinals circles since Carson Palmer broke his arm.The statistic is Drew Stanton’s record as a starter for the Cardinals, in case you hadn’t come across it yet.Winning is winning, but what’s the breakdown of those games specifically?We will give you the inside track on how Stanton performed in those games, by the numbers.8The first stat to start with is the eight games Stanton started for the Cardinals in 2014 when Palmer was dealing with arm and knee injuries. Stanton picked up five of his six wins in that stretch. 19 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 14In those five of eight games that Stanton won in 2014, the most points the Cardinals defense allowed was 14. They did so, in fact, in three of those five games, with the other games being a 14-6 win over the Detroit Lions and a 12-6 win against the then St. Louis Rams. His sixth win in 2016 against the San Francisco 49ers was a 33-21 Cardinals victory, but Stanton went 11-for-28, while a 157-yard, two touchdown performance from David Johnson carried Arizona to a win that week.3In those three games Stanton lost, the defense allowed over 14 points in all of them.6The 2017 Cardinals have allowed more than 14 points in six of their seven games.1In those six wins, Stanton only produced enough touchdowns himself to beat the opponent once. In that aforementioned 14-6 Lions win, Stanton threw for 306 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.4The Cardinals had four return touchdowns in the eight games Stanton started in 2014.270The Cardinals are averaging 270 passing yards per game in 2017. Stanton threw for at least 270 yards twice in his nine starts, and in both outings, Stanton threw two interceptions.61.4Palmer’s completion percentage this season is 61.4 percent. Stanton has reached that mark twice in the nine outings, going 24-of-39 (61.5 percent) in Atlanta and 21-of-32 (65.6 percent) against Detroit. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img

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