As if the Arizona Cardinals need any more bad luck this season.
On the Cardinals' first possession of their game Sunday vs. the Carolina Panthers -- a rematch of the 2015 NFC Championship game in which the Panthers ran roughshod over the Cards -- Palmer appeared to throw an incomplete shovel pass on third down.
Officials never blew the whistle on the play, and Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis returned the ball 46 yards for a touchdown.
No worries, though -- turnovers (and touchdowns) are automatically reviewed, and this one would surely be overturned upon replay.
The play was never reviewed. The call inexplicably stood, and the Panthers jumped out to an early 7-0 lead.
Amazing. Watch the play for yourself.
— NFL (@NFL) October 30, 2016
This was somehow ruled a fumble after review https://t.co/BoK6OzOp0F
— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) October 30, 2016
The Panthers went on to win the game 30-20 in a matchup that saw safety Tyrann Mathieu leave early with an injury.
Palmer: “It was an obvious pass, I thought. ... I’m surprised they didn’t see it that way.”
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 30, 2016