Dec 27, 2015 7:35 PM by Associated Press
Arizona sacked Aaron Rodgers nine times and returned two of his fumbles for touchdowns on Sunday in a dominant 38-8 victory that clinched a first-round playoff bye for the streaking Cardinals.
Carson Palmer threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns for Arizona (12-3).
In all, the Packers were sacked nine times in by far their most one-sided loss of the season. Dwight Freeney had three and Calais Campbell 2 1/2. Cory Redding rambled 36 yards with one of the fumbles for a score, Jerraud Powers took another five yards for a touchdown.
The Packers (10-5) have a half-game lead over Minnesota in the NFC North with the Vikings facing the New York Giants Sunday night.
Green Bay is home against Minnesota in its regular-season finale next Sunday.
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