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Stats and the long-term ‘stache

Posted by Darren Urban on November 25, 2013 – 3:37 pm

There are more than a few Cardinals players that have taken part in the Movember movement this month, although none have been quite as front and center as Carson Palmer — for better or worse.

Palmer understands the power that his mustache brings. In his own video, he says “my mustache is ginger, but very Tom Selleck.” A quote that will live in infamy. But wait, this might go even deeper. The mustache was started in November. Palmer has played in three very good games in November. The coincidence is staggering.

Palmer has 111 attempts in those three games, completing 76 of those for a percentage of 68.5. He has totaled 974 yards, six touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 110.0. Those are impressive numbers, especially for a fan base that is now reaching out to implore Palmer not to shave. Technically, Sunday’s game against the Eagles is in December — the time will have passed for a mustache Palmer already had acknowledged wasn’t a favorite with his family. But that might just change.

“I don’t know,” Palmer said. “I have to talk to my Mo bros, my other QB guys,” Palmer said. “We will come to a decision here.”

There are only so many QBs that can pull it off (although Drew Stanton has worked the mustache angle hard this month.) One guy who did it was Joe Namath, who sported that look back in 1968. Oh, and hey, how did Namath’s season go in 1968? The Colts know. Maybe it’s another reason to stick with the ‘stache.

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