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Drew Stanton will make the sixth start of his NFL career on Sunday when the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals face the 49ers in a key NFC West matchup.
The Cardinals announced that Stanton gets the start in place of veteran Carson Palmer, who will miss his second consecutive game with a nerve injury in his right shoulder.
Stanton, a seven-year NFL veteran, completed 14 of 29 for 167 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions last week in the Cardinals’ 25-14 victory over the New York Giants.
Palmer completed 24 of 37 passes for 304 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Arizona’s 18-17 victory over San Diego in the opener.