A knee injury to QB Drew Stanton continues to slow him down in practices, but head coach Brian Polian is hopeful to have his second-string quarterback available for the Panthers. The Cardinals are a battered squad in other positions as well.
Does Arizona have enough in the tank to make a deep run and play in its second Super Bowl in franchise history? It looks sketchy at best, but this is why you play the games. Arizona has a tough road to travel to get to the Super Bowl, but it is pointless to worry about that for now. For now, it is all about beating Carolina.
All 53 players practiced Wednesday and are expected to be available to play in Thursday night’s nationally televised game at the Edward Jones Dome.
With wins already over Seattle and San Francisco, the St. Louis Rams will go for the full NFC West trifecta this Sunday, when they travel to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., for a matchup against the division leading Arizona Cardinals.
Both clubs are coming off losses last week, and desperately need wins to keep playoff hopes alive.
New-look Big Red will provide interesting opening day challenge for Rams come Sunday.