LONDON — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer broke his left arm in the 33-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, leaving Drew Stanton to take over after the team returns from its bye week.

Palmer will require surgery on the arm and Coach Bruce Arians said he expects the quarterback to miss eight weeks.

That leaves Stanton, who has been Palmer’s backup since the two joined the team prior to the 2013 season, to step in and lead the offense.

And while the 10-year veteran has handled that role capably in the past, he completed just 5 of 14 passes for 62 yards and an interception Sunday.

BROWNS: Rock-hard and shatter-proof, Joe Thomas missed an offensive play, and he’s going to miss many more.

Cleveland’s iron-man left tackle sustained a serious injury to his left triceps and could miss the remainder of another losing season for the Browns.

PROTEST: Days after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday.

Associated Press journalists counted 22 players protesting during the anthems in some way before day games.

On Sept. 25, days after President Trump said players should be fired for protesting during the anthem, more than 200 players protested.