GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 02: Safety Kerry Rhodes #25 of the Arizona Cardinals prepares to run out onto the field before the NFL game against the New York Giants at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Cardinals 31-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
It's almost time for kickoff between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers here at UOP stadium in sunny Arizona. Fresh off a bye week, the Cards inactive report contains two starters sidelined by the injury bug.
Hit the jump to find out who won't suit up today.
Sitting for the Cards this game are:
- FS Kerry Rhodes
- TE Todd Heap
- QB Richard Bartel
- RB Chester Taylor
- OT D'Anthony Batiste
- TE Jim Dray
- DE Ronald Talley
With Heap still hurting, expect to see more of King and Housler. With a week off, perhaps the Housler/Kolb connection made progress. Another blow came with the injury to Kerry Rhodes, which depletes an already short secondary.
Obviously, there's a few big names here that could make a difference. The Steelers' two starting nose tackles will miss this game. Couple that with the absence of James Harrison and Jason Worlids, and the Cardinals should have an effective day pounding the rock.