There are three big factors. The injury is probably part of it, but I would only blame the first game on that. The second factor is schedule. They have a lot tougher schedule this year than they did last year. The third factor is weapons. Palmer didn't have Chris Henry for three games this year. His production, particulary TD's, was down signficantly in those games. If we take out the first game, the other three games which he had Henry he threw for 8 TD's. In the three games without him, he threw for only 3. Henry is back. Carson should be back.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?