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Palmer returns, throws 2 TDs in Arizona's 30-20 win over Washington

  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws as Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws as Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws against the Washington Redskins during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws against the Washington Redskins during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs in a touchdown after a catch as Washington Redskins free safety E.J. Biggers (30) and Ryan Clark (25) pursue during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs in a touchdown after a catch as Washington Redskins free safety E.J. Biggers (30) and Ryan Clark (25) pursue during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

Carson Palmer returned from a five-week absence to throw two touchdown passes, and the Arizona Cardinals beat Washington 30-20 on Sunday, the Redskins' fourth straight loss and 13th in 14 games.

Larry Fitzgerald caught six passes for a season-high 98 yards and his first touchdown of the year for the Cardinals (4-1), who bounced back from a 41-20 drubbing at Denver.

Kirk Cousins was 24 for 38 for 354 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson for the Redskins (1-5), but threw three fourth-quarter interceptions.

Palmer had not played since damaging a nerve in his throwing shoulder in the season-opening win over San Diego and was not announced as the starter until just before kickoff.

Arizona's Chandler Catanzaro kicked field goals of 33, 49 and 37 yards.

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