Carson Palmer breaks Cardinals franchise record

Posted at 11:42 AM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 13:42:32-05

You can throw this little nugget into the case for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer to be this year's NFL MVP.

The 13-year veteran threw his 31st touchdown pass of the season in Thursday night's home game against the Minnesota Vikings to surpass Kurt Warner's single-season franchise record of 30.

The Cardinals ended up beating the Vikings 23-20.

Warner's record came during the 2008 season, when the Cardinals advanced to their first and only Super Bowl.

The record came on a 42-yard pass to Michael Floyd in the third quarter.

Palmer is firmly within the MVP discussion. He came into Thursday's game ranked in the top three in the NFL in TD passes, passer rating, passing yards and yards per attempt.