PFT poobah Florio is on record saying the Cardinals lose this week in Jacksonville. And that it won’t be close. (Vegas has installed the defending NFC Champs as three-point underdogs.)
Well, the Cardinals have a much better chance of proving Florio wrong if they have the services of wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston, who are listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.
Breaston missed the opener with a knee injury, while Boldin caught just two passes for 19 yards on four targets, while Larry Fitzgerald had 13. Both receivers were limited in practice this week, but coach Ken Whisenhunt is optimistic they will play.
The Jaguars and Cardinals are both trying to avoid an 0-2 hole to start the season. Based on what we saw last week, they could each have improved defenses this season, although the quarterback play for both teams was not great.
And as much as it pains us, we suspect Florio’s prediction will be proven correct, no matter what receivers play for Arizona. (And it also pains us that Florio got to pick the three easiest games of the week. But we’ll still beat him.)