Both the Arizona Cardinals and the Cincinnati Bengals are coming of prime time games against physical teams. The result as they enter Week 11 in another prime time game is they will be missing starters. Arizona has some key players banged on on offense, while the defensive side of the ball is the concern for the Bengals.
For Arizona, starting right guard Jonathan Cooper is doubtful. He did not practice at all this week with a knee injury. Head coach Bruce Arians would not say whether Earl Watford or Ted Larsen would start in his place, but the general feeling has been Larsen will.
The receiving corps has questions. Michael Floyd, the star against the Seahawks last week, missed practice again on Friday with a hamstring injury. He is questionable for the game, but it seems unlikely because he didn't practice. Bruce Arians did note if he could run on Sunday he would play. John Brown is also questionable, also dealing with a hamstring. It has lingered now for several weeks. He got limited work on Thursday and Friday and it sounds like he will play, but he still feels pain when he runs. Obviously this could change how the passing game looks on Sunday night.
Left guard Mike Iupati, who left last week's game in an ambulance, is also questionable, but he and Arians say he will start. The only player ruled out was defensive lineman Cory Redding. Linebacker Markus Golden (ankle) is also questionable.
It is the defensive side of the ball that is the concern for Cincy. Defensive linemen Michael Johnson and Pat Sims are both doubtful, as is starting cornerback and punt returner Adam Jones.
Everyone else is probable for the game.