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Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin missed practice yet again on Thursday with a hamstring injury, making him a game-time decision for Saturday night in Carolina.
Boldin suffered the injury during a first-half, 71-yard catch-and-run against the Falcons six days ago.  He played in one more series but then did not return.
“The issues you have is if he’s able to contribute, then you are going to have to make sure it stays warm and you’re not just getting him one play here and one play there,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday, according to the Arizona Republic.
Boldin realizes the challenge of a receiver playing with a hamstring injury.  “If I played any other position, I’d be fine,” Boldin said. “But being a receiver, you’ve got to run every play and that’s doubly tough.”
The Cardinals will need Boldin in order to have a shot at upsetting the second-seeded Panthers.  For further analysis of the Cardinals’ chances and our pick for the game, we offer another PFTV segment.
By the way, the current forecast for kickoff in Charlotte is 49 degrees and rain, and that could be trouble for a team that has trouble when not playing in that climate-controlled bubble in Glendale.


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  1. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Jan 9, 2009 9:19 AM

    PUSSYCAT POWER!!! 😀 😎 :mrgreen:

  2. notkrisroe says: Jan 9, 2009 9:44 AM

    Florio, it sounds a whole lot better without the music intro that at times is loud and abrasive. Please keep it this way, thanks.

  3. westclaims says: Jan 9, 2009 12:32 PM

    Florio, it was nice to see you stating facts instead of full out cardinal bashing. I agree, cards have their hands full. I also agree that the point spread of 10 is a bit over the top. I think Edge will be (or not be) the difference maker, as will the play of the cards d line. Carolina is very impressive.

  4. brian_21 says: Jan 9, 2009 1:21 PM

    “[The Panters] have Jonathan Stewart, and they also have a better passing game” was said at 2:06. But, clearly, the Panthers do NOT have a better passing game than the Arizona Cardinals because Arizona throws for 292.1 yards per game and Carolina throws for 197.4 yards per game; Arizona has thrown for 31 touchdowns, while the Panthers have thrown for 15.
    Of course, the Panthers’ running game is astounding, while the Cardinals’ over the course of the season was pretty much the worst.
    The Panthers pick is the correct one. But you never know, which is why they play the games.

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