The fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars are a popular target.
Even opponents’ quarterbacks go after them.
“We’ve played in some tough places,” Arizona Cardinals’s quarterback Carson Palmer told Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com. “We know this is going to be an interesting atmosphere. It’s not going to be a sold-out stadium. It’s going to be a little bit of a different energy in it and we’ve got to be prepared for that and just be ready to play football.”
Palmer’s reasoning for attacking the Jaguars? He loves playing on the road when it is sold out.
“I personally love playing on the road when it is loud and it’s sold out,” Palmer explained. “You make it quieter. And I’ve played in stadiums where there wasn’t a home-field advantage and it wasn’t real loud. There’s good and bad in both. The crowd noise isn’t a factor when it’s empty but you just don’t have that same energy in the stadium. When the crowd is full and you’ve got to fight that crowd noise there’s a great energy in there, too, that gets you going.”
Palmer has completed just 58.4% of his passes with five touchdowns in seven interceptions on the road this season.