You know how we LOVE totally misleading stats that are presented with absolutely no context. Like this totally misleading Aaron Rodgers’ stat right here.
Well, someone has given us a gem about Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer.
Ready for it?
Carson Pamer is only QB left in playoffs never to have won a playoff game. He torched Packers for 238 yards in 1H of 38-8 Week 16 Cards win.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) January 14, 2016
Carson Palmer has NEVER won a playoff game. He’s totally going DOWN!
Here’s the thing about that stat right there.
Carson Palmer has played in just two playoff games in his entire career.
How can that be, you say?
He’s been in the league since 1987!
Well, not quite, but he has been in the league for a while. Twelve years, to be exact.
He spent seven of those years with the Cincinnati Buttholes, two with the Oakland Raiders and now three with the Cardinals. So that should answer your inquiry right there.
The Buttholes don’t win in the playoffs, the Raiders don’t make the playoffs and Palmer missed most of 2014, so he didn’t play with the Cardinals in the playoffs. This weekend will mark Palmer’s third playoff start overall and first with the Cardinals.
Palmer’s previous two playoff contests were following the 2005 and 2009 seasons, both with Cincinnati.
In the first, Palmer completed his only pass before getting knocked from the game with a busted knee. That turned into a 31-17 Steelers’ win. In the second, he went 18-of-36 for 146 yards, one touchdown and one interception. That was a 24-14 Jets’ win.
So you want another true, but completely misleading statement?
Carson Palmer is a terrible playoff quarterback!
Statistically true, but based on just a one-game sample size.
You’re here looking for a positive for the Green Bay Packers, though. Well, despite being around since ’87, Palmer is still an inexperienced playoff quarterback.
In fact, even though he’s four years younger, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has played in 11 more playoff games than Palmer has.
So there you go.