The injury bug has struck both the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals this week and will be felt in Sunday’s game
If there was a week for the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals to suffer injuries, this might be the one, if there is ever such a thing as a good week to have injuries. Both teams will be without some top players on Sunday in Cincinnati.
The Cardinals are going to be without defensive end Zach Allen and receiver Christian Kirk. They have also ruled out linebacker Dennis Gardeck, offensive lineman Jordan Mills, and safety Charles Washington. If you are doing your math correctly, that’s five guys ruled out.
The Cardinals not only have five ruled out but several others questionable as well. It’s a wonder if they’ll be able to field a team on Sunday. As stated earlier, glad the Bengals are on the schedule this week.
The Bengals will be without receiver A.J. Green, but that was expected. They are also without tackle Cordy Glenn, and defensive end Kerry Wynn. Receiver John Ross went on IR this week and will miss at least 8 weeks. That’s rough.
So we will see how both teams handle all the adversity. At least knowing who isn’t available now and who will comprise a good part of your inactive list on Friday helps in planning.
Neither team has won a game. The Cardinals as we know got that tie in the opening week against the Detroit Lions. The Bengals played the Seattle Seahawks close in week 1 but have been blown out by both the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
What we do know is both starting quarterbacks are healthy. That is probably the best news either team could get. The Cardinals had 16 players on the injury report on Friday, although one of them was receiver Larry Fitzgerald thanks to his day off on Wednesday. He practiced in full Thursday and Friday.