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Late TD Pass Helps Cards End Seahawks' Home Winning Streak

SEATTLE -- Carson Palmer delivered in time to keep the Arizona Cardinals' playoff hopes alive.

Palmer overcame four interceptions to throw a 31-yard touchdown to Michael Floyd with 2:13 left. The Cardinals kept their postseason hopes going with a 17-10 win over Seattle on Sunday, snapping the Seahawks 14-game home win streak.

Arizona (10-5) had to win after Carolina beat New Orleans. And the Cardinals did thanks to a stingy defense that flustered Russell Wilson into one of his worst days as a pro, delaying any celebration of an NFC West championship. The Seahawks can still clinch the NFC West with a win over St. Louis next Sunday.

Palmer twice was intercepted in the end zone, including Richard Sherman's second pick of the game early in the fourth quarter. After Seattle (12-3) took a 10-9 lead with 7:26 left, Palmer led the Cardinals 75 yards and found Floyd for a juggling TD catch with 2:13 left.

Arizona wrapped up the stunning victory when Wilson's pass deflected off Doug Baldwin's arm and was intercepted by Karlos Dansby with 1:56 left. The Cardinals were able to celebrate handing Seattle its first home loss since Dec. 24, 2011 against San Francisco -- and the first for Wilson.

Palmer finished 13 of 25 for 178 yards. Floyd's TD reception was his only catch and Larry Fitzgerald was held to three catches for 18 yards.

It was the second time in three weeks the Seahawks let a fourth-quarter lead slip away.

Despite those paltry numbers and Palmer's interceptions, the Cardinals had a chance late because of their defense.

Wilson finished 11 of 27 for 108 yards, taking his first home loss since he was at North Carolina State. He rarely had time to throw and when he did, he missed open receivers. His final pass was underthrown, with Doug Baldwin wide open if the throw was on target.

Palmer's winning drive made up for his earlier errors. He was intercepted in the end zone first by Kam Chancellor on Arizona's opening drive. He was picked off by Malcolm Smith in Seattle territory in the second quarter, and twice threw interceptions into Sherman's arms.

But Palmer was fantastic on Arizona's decisive drive. It started with a third-down completion as he was about to get sandwiched by Clinton McDonald, flipping a pass to Jake Ballard for 17 yards. The drive was kept going when Smith was flagged for defensive holding on a third-down incompletion.

On third-and-6, Palmer dropped a perfect throw beyond cornerback Byron Maxwell and into Floyd's hands. He juggled it at first but controlled the ball as he hit the turf.

Rashard Mendenhall scored easily on the 2-point conversion with 2:13 left.

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