The Arizona Cardinals have one of the best pregame traditions in the NFL today and it struck gold again on Thursday night when they played against the Seattle Seahawks.
The quarterback challenge has been a tradition at the Cardinals ever since Carson Palmer arrived at the team in 2013 as he brought it with him from his time at the Cincinnati Bengals. A garbage can is set up in either the back left or right corner of the end zone so the quarterbacks can work on throwing goal-line fades.
The rules after that change weekly, but generally its five points for getting the ball in the can, and one point for hitting it. It used to be timed, with the throwers getting five minutes, and sometimes they only got 10 throws each.
Nevertheless, the reason most people know about the contest is that of the punishment the quarterback must do for losing, which is wearing a ridiculous outfit during the next game's warmups. Blaine Gabbert was this week's loser.
As a result, Gabbert did his warmups prior to the Seahawks game on Thursday night wearing a tooth fairy costume. In the past, we have seen Cardinals quarterbacks dress up as Supergirl, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and a cheerleader.
As you can see from the tweets below, it's quite the sight!
The Cardinals would end up losing to the Seahawks in the clash between the two NFC West teams at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday night. Drew Stanton played well, throwing for 273 yards and a touchdown on the evening.
Larry Fitzgerald, as expected, was the best receiver for the Cardinals, as he caught ten catches for 113 yards. The team was unable to get the ground game going though against the Seahawks defense, as Adrian Peterson only managed to run for 29 yards on 21 carries.
As well as this, Arizona's defense simply wasn't able to contain Seattle's Russell Wilson, who put on an MVP style performance on the night, throwing for 238 yards and two touchdowns, making several amazing plays throughout the game.
Next week, the Cardinals play away at the Houston Texans as they look to improve on their 4-5 record and keep any hopes they had of making the playoffs in the NFC alive.
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