With millions of Americans having just finished watching two of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game duke it out in a modern classic, Carson Palmer followed up their performances by having the worst game of his life.
Palmer turned the ball over three times in the first half, fumbling twice and throwing one interception, causing Twitter to erupt. His problems continued in the second half, throwing three more interceptions. Meanwhile, on the other side of the ball, Cam Newton played a nearly perfect game.
Who knows what happens to star athletes who, after having such a great season, play as badly as they’ve ever played when it matters most. Palmer will look back long and hard at that night but not before we have a few hearty jokes at his expense.
It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for the guy… but what fun would that be? Here’s the best of Twitter discussing the absolute worst of Palmer. Some of these are so good they might even give him a laugh… in due time.
Cam Newton gives footballs to kids. Carson Palmer gives footballs to Panthers players.
You can take the QB out of the Bengals, but you can’t take the Bengals out of the QB. #CarsonPalmer
Cam Newton: “Alright Carson, I’ll give you a fair chance to come back.”
Carson Palmer: “No thanks, I’m good.”
Carson Palmer. At least you’re consistent…?!
Once a Bengal, always a Bengal
“Can a nigga sit down for a minute?!” – Cam Newton
Carson Palmer, playing like Robert Palmer…today. #nflplayoffs
You know those print outs that Peyton Manning reads on the sidelines, the ones with the opposing team’s defenses? Carson should try that.
Being a Browns fan is like being the kid in the Panthers jersey sitting front row who doesn’t get a Cam football.
Larry Fitzgerald’s QB rating at the half: 39.5
Carson Palmer’s QB rating at the half: 42.7
We’ve got a QB controversy!
BREAKING: Carson Palmer just threw a towel towards the hamper after taking a shower. It was intercepted by a Panthers locker room attendant.
Spoiler Alert: In the opening scene of #XFiles tonight, Carson Palmer throws an interception.
Cam Newton gives away a football to every kid in the stands.
Carson Palmer gives away a football to every defensive player on the field.
Retweet if you’ve intercepted Carson Palmer
Local man dies taking shot every time Carson Palmer throws interception
Seriously tho Carson Palmer is not the kind of guy I’d wish this game on. Feel real bad for him. Course it’d be hilarious if it were Cutler.
Panthers MVP for this game is Carson Palmer. #AZvsCAR
Carson Palmer has to get kicked out of the Heisman house after this performance tonight. #AZvsCAR
I think it’s safe to say that we’re all having a better day than Carson Palmer.
Carson Palmer has perfected the interception.
Carson Palmer went and pulled a Jake Delhomme tonight on us. Oh the irony.
Carson Palmer has thrown a record setting 692 interceptions in this game!
i’ve got 3000 “Carson Palmer — NFC Championship MVP” t-shirts for $0.25 each.
In a Scooby Doo-like ending — Carson Palmer will rip his helmet off to reveal he was Brian Hoyer this whole time. #AZvsCAR
So Carson Palmer has the #Panthers Defense in Draft Kings?
Great game from Andy Dalton…I mean Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer is skipping the Pro Bowl.
“Awwwww.” – AFC DB’s