It is not the matchup anyone expected when the NFL schedule was released, but it is a matchup that still matters.
Yes, the Arizona Cardinals visiting the Carolina Panthers, the team that has ended their season the last two years, is now just a warm up for the main courses of Sunday afternoon and evening football.
Yet, for both teams, it is a game that can define the second half of their season.
The Panthers are looking for something, anything to excite their fans with. A win over the Arizona Cardinals coming off a bye week would be the perfect start.
On the other side, the Arizona Cardinals are just trying to keep not losing, although winning is even more vital now.
The Cards are three point underdog's on the road, which means Vegas doesn't even know what to make of this game.
Check out my conversation with Cat Scratch Reader.
What to watch for here.
Some interesting stats and notes for the game here.
Enjoy the game and go Cardinals!