FTP: Mustache is working for Palmer

November, 28, 2013
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TEMPE, Ariz. – When pro athletes find something that works, they stay with it.

It might be wearing the same socks or eating the same meal or taking the same route. For Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, it’s rocking a mustache. The end of November -- or "Movember" -- is creeping up, but Palmer has had such good luck with his 'stache that he might keep it even after the month is over.

He’s certainly not shaving it for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, which takes place on the first day of December.

“No,” Palmer said.

There’s a reason.

“I’m not superstitious at all but I’m totally superstitious,” Palmer said. “A little-stitious. I’m quite-stitious.”

While he’s had the mustache, the Cardinals have gone 3-0, averaging more than 31 points per game. He’s thrown six touchdown passes and just one interception while totaling almost 1,000 yards. The 'stache is clearly working.

He’s never had a mustache for this long and isn’t sure how long he’ll keep it. If Arizona wins in Philadelphia, how could he shave?

“I don’t know,” he said. “We actually need to come to a decision here pretty soon, us mo-bros, the QBs. Actually, it’s Drew Stanton – it was his decision and his call, so I think he should decide when the razors come out.”

In other news…

Bob McManaman of AZCentral.com writes about Eagles quarterback Nick Foles having a great month. Craig Morgan of FoxSportsArizona.com writes about Bruce Arians’ return to Philadelphia. And Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com writes about the Cardinals preparing for the Eagles’ offense.

Josh Weinfuss

ESPN Arizona Cardinals reporter

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