Big Game from Patrick Peterson Crucial for Cardinals Victory in NFC Championship

January 20, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the lead-up to Sunday's NFC Championship Game, there will be no shortage of discussion regarding quarterbacks Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals. The two are likely to finish as the top two vote-getters in the race to be named the 2015 NFL MVP.
Those signal-callers will no doubt have a huge impact on the game, and both are feeling more than a little pressure to lead their squads to a berth in Super Bowl 50.
However, Newton and Palmer are hardly the only players feeling the squeeze this week. If the Cardinals are going to emerge victorious and make it to the second Super Bowl in franchise history, the defense has to step up big as well.
And to do that, the Redbirds need a big game from cornerback Patrick Peterson.
Peterson is coming off a strong showing against the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round, even if his best play of the day (and quite possibly the season) didn't count. Here's the play, shared by the NFL's...

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