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.
The starters aren’t expected to play much in Arizona’s final preseason game on Thursday.
The Arizona Cardinals have given up hope that Kevin Kolb will return this season, placing the only quarterback who had success with the team this season on injured reserve and naming rookie Ryan Lindley as starter for Sunday’s game against Detroit.