Cardinals sack Rodgers 8 times, rout Packers 38-8
Arizona clinches bye week
GLENDALE, Airz. (AP) — Arizona sacked Aaron Rodgers eight times and returned two of his fumbles for touchdowns on Sunday in a dominant 38-8 victory that clinched a first-round playoff bye for the streaking Cardinals.
Carson Palmer threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns for Arizona (13-2).
In all, the Packers were sacked nine times in by far their most one-sided loss of the season. Dwight Freeney had three and Calais Campbell 2 1/2. Cory Redding rambled 36 yards with one of the fumbles for a score, Jerraud Powers took another five yards for a touchdown.
The Packers (10-5) have a half-game lead over Minnesota in the NFC North with the Vikings facing the New York Giants Sunday night.
Green Bay is home against Minnesota in its regular-season finale next Sunday.