The Arizona Cardinals will play their final game of the 2011-12 NFL season on Sunday when they host the Seattle Seahawks inside the friendly confines of University of Phoenix stadium. Both teams currently hold a record of 7-8, but unfortunately this game has no playoff implications attached to it. The winner of this game will be given the silver trophy in the NFC West division.
Heading into this matchup, there are a few injuries to keep an eye on. Let's see who is and who is not expected to play tomorrow after the jump.
Here are the final injury reports for both teams via SB Nation Arizona:
OUT - T Brandon Keith (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE - S Rashad Johnson (knee), QB Kevin Kolb (head), CB Patrick Peterson (achilles), S Kerry Rhodes (ankle), RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring), RB Chris Wells (knee)
PROBABLE - CB Michael Adams (shoulder), S Sean Considine (foot)
With Keith being officially ruled out of this contest, Jeremy Bridges will likely make his fifth start of the year at right tackle. John Skelton will, once again, take the helm as the quarterback for the Cardinals tomorrow afternoon.
Kerry Rhodes injured his ankle last weekend against the Bengals in the first half, but he was able to return in that game. That said, I would be surprised if he didn't play. Both Wells and LaSH should be good to go as well.
Playing Patrick Peterson at this juncture almost seems unnecessary. He should probably sit out for this game, but being the tenacious young star that he is, he may look for any excuse to get on the field.
QUESTIONABLE - T Breno Giacomini (abdomen), DT Tony Hargrove (calf)
PROBABLE - CB Kennard Cox (hamstring), LB David Hawthorne (knee), QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral), S Jeron Johnson (illness), DT Clinton McDonald (concussion), WRBen Obomanu (knee), LB Malcolm Smith (concussion)
The Seahawks have not officially ruled anyone out for this game, but with Giacomini being listed as questionable, there is the possibility that the Seahawks are forced to play rookie Jarriel King at tackle.
Jackson has been dealing with a torn pectoral muscle for much of the season, so he will likely play through that for one more week. David Hawthorne is also probable, which is great news for Seattle fans as he has evolved into a very skilled middle linebacker in the Seahawks' 4-3 defense.
Even though this game holds no bearing in terms of the playoff race, it is likely to be a tight contest between two division rivals. Tune in at 4:15 EST (2:15 for you fellow Arizonans) on FOX for the game.