The Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals meet tonight in front of a national audience on NBC's Sunday Night Football. This week's game is the first of four primetime matchups for Arizona during the 2014 season. The Cardinals will be back on Sunday Night Football in Week 16 when they host the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.
This game marks Arizona's first appearance on Sunday Night Football since Week 13 of the 2009 season, when the Cardinals defeated Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings 30-17. That was one of three Sunday Night games they had that season, as they also faced the Colts at home in Week 3 and the Giants on the road in Week 7.
Are you planning on watching the game tonight? This is the info you need.
When? Sunday, August 24, 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific
Where? University of Phoenix Stadium
Broadcast team: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Radio: 98.7 FM (Dave Pasch, Ron Wolfley, Paul Calvisi) and 107.1 (Spanish) (Gabriel Trujillo, Rolando Cantu)
We will have our open thread up here as we do for every game. Cincy Jungle will also.
Playing time and injury information:
The starters for both teams will play until the end of the first half, at the most. That means two quarters at the most for Carson Palmer. Drew Stanton and the second team will play until the end of the third quarter and then Logan Thomas will enter the game with the third team to finish the game.
In terms of injuries, the Cardinals will likely be without Jonathan Cooper and Kevin Minter, who are game time decisions, and also Tyrann Mathieu and Alameda Ta'amu, who recently came off PUP. Backup tackle Max Starks hopefully will be able to play.
For Cincinnati, first round pick Darqueze Dennard will likely sit out the game, as will linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Geno Atkins might play. Jason Campbell is also a little banged up.
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