The Arizona Cardinals will be facing a stiff challenge at home tonight as they host the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC West showdown. With the Hawks sitting atop the division and the Cards having a 3-3 record and 0-2 record in the division, tonight is a must-win game for them if they even want to stay in the discussion for the division crown.
The Cards’ defense ha been stellar once again this year, and defensive end Calais Campbell has been a big reason why. But after a scary injury last week left him in the hospital, it certainly looked like he wouldn’t play tonight.
As it turns out, Campbell will be on the field tonight against Seattle:
Cardinals DE Calais Campbell, who was carted off Sunday with neck injury and spent night in hospital, will play tonight vs. Seattle.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 17, 2013
His presence is a huge boost for the defense, and coupled with the Arizona home crowd, this could be a defensive slug-fest.
Sitting at 2-4 and having lost two straight games, as well a their starting quarterback, the Buffalo Bills won’t have E.J. Manual for the next month of football as they try to stay close to the .500 mark:
EJ Manuel out another 4-6 weeks, according to Marrone. Flynn move for insurance makes more sense. — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 16, 2013
Marrone said Monday that Manuel is “ahead of schedule” in his recovery from knee surgery after suffering the initial injury two weeks ago in a loss to the Cleveland Browns.