Defense dominates, Fitz shows strong hands in keeping the Cardinals within playoff reach.

The Cardinals narrative this week was a supposedly weakened, elbow -injured Carson Palmer trying to steer Arizona into the playoff chase after last week's loss to the the Philadelphia Eagles.

Consider the the dramatic angle as cut, set and print. The team lives on for another week.

Palmer went 27-32 for 269 yards with 12 of the catches going to Larry Fitzgerald for a tough 96 yards and Karlos Dansby had a Pick 6 while John Abraham a safety, as the Cardinals picked up their first NFC West division win after 8 losses with a 30-10 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.