John Skelton is expected to start today for the Arizona Cardinals, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Skelton was quarterbacking in place of the injured Kolb the last time the St. Louis Rams played the Cardinals, meaning the Rams will have to wait until next year to face Kolb.
Arizona acquired quarterback Kevin Kolb prior to the start of the season for a second-round pick and a starting cornerback. He was supposed to be the piece that made the team competitive again, years after losing Kurt Warner. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, the other glaring needs, such as the offensive line, have spoiled Kolb's debut season in the NFC West. It sounds not unlike what happened to the Rams after Kurt Warner departed here.
In other news...
Spagnuolo does not plan to punt to Patrick Peterson, after a staggering overtime loss in the last meeting between these two teams in which Peterson returned a punt 99 yards for the game-winner.
Today's game is in St. Louis. Kickoff is at Noon local time. Fox has the broadcast, and you can watch it locally thanks to In-Bev, or whatever they're called now, buying up enough tickets to prevent a blackout. In the booth it's Sam Rosen and Chad Pennington.