Stanton didn't have a very productive first half, completing just 8 of 17 passes for 83 yards as Arizona trailed 14-6 by the break. Stanton then threw touchdown passes of 21 and 24 yards to Brown in the third quarter, and the Cardinals never looked back.
Stanton came close to throwing a third touchdown to Brown in the second half, but he overthrew Brown, who had run past his defender down the left sideline. It would have resulted in a 45-yard touchdown had Stanton hit Brown in stride.
The Cardinals head into a bye Week 4 before returning to play Week 5 at Denver. If Carson Palmer (shoulder) is healthy, he is expected to resume the starting quarterback job.
Palmer was listed as questionable after being a limited participant in practice all week.
Stanton completed 14 of 29 throws for 167 yards in the Week 2 win at the Giants.
"Hopefully any minute it starts working," Palmer said. "We'll see."
If healthy, Palmer will start Week 3 against the 49ers, even if he is unable to practice all week.
"We're doing every kind of research we possibly can," coach Bruce Arians said about Palmer's injury. "He's getting every kind of treatment known to man. He's got more needles sticking in him half the day than most of us in our lifetime."
Stanton completed less than half of his passes (14 for 29), finishing with 167 passing yards. He was sacked four times and rushed for minus-2 yards. Stanton was credited with an 8-yard passing touchdown to Larry Fitzgerald on the opening drive of the game, but it was called back as Fitzgerald was ruled down at the 1-yard line after an official review.
Stanton, who was making his first start since 2010, improved to 3-2 in five career starts. The Cardinals are back in action Week 3 against the 49ers and Stanton could make a second consecutive start, as coach Bruce Arians indicated after Sunday's game that Palmer could be out until after the team's Week 4 bye.
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/5/14||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/14||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ ATL||4:05 pm|
|15||12/11/14||@ STL||8:25 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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