Larry Fitzgerald expected to play today

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With the Cardinals clinging to slim playoff hopes and facing the toughest game on their schedule at Seattle, they expect to be at full strength.

Larry Fitzgerald, who has been in the concussion protocol since taking a hard hit to the head on an onside kick last week, is expected to play, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The talk out of Arizona all week has been that Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer, who has a sprained ankle, will be on the field against the Seahawks.

It’s a big game for Arizona, although for the Cardinals, the way the rest of the NFC plays out in the next two weeks is important as the way they play. There are scenarios in which the Cardinals could win out and still miss the playoffs, but there are also scenarios in which the Cardinals lose a game and still make the playoffs.