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The Cardinals offense put the team in deep trouble with three picks and little movement. Once again, the defense stood up and Skelton worked some magic late but the 23-0 fourth quarter hole was too big. Playoff hopes are gone for Arizona.

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Cardinals Vs. Bengals: John Skelton Starts In Place Of Kevin Kolb Again

The Arizona Cardinals will be without their starting quarterback for the sixth time this season as John Skelton once again gets the start over an injured Kevin Kolb. Kolb missed four games this season with a foot injury and will miss his second-straight game due to a concussion.

Kolb has started nine games but really only played in eight after getting knocked off the field on the first offensive possession against the San Francisco 49ers. Kolb has a QB rating of 81.1 in his games but he also presided over the Cardinals 1-6 start to the season.

Skelton will start his fifth game of the season but played all but three snaps of a sixth game. His QB rating is 69.8 with the Cardinals winning five of six games with the Fordham grad.

During Kolb's first seven starts the Cardinals defense allowed 26 points per game and scored 20 per game. Since that point with mostly Skelton under center, the defense allowed 17 points per game and the Cardinals averaged 19 points on offense.

Other inactives for the Cardinals against the Bengals include: WR Stephen Williams, S Sean Considine, LB Brandon Williams, OT Brandon Keith, WR Jaymar Johnson, WR DeMarco Sampson.

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Arizona Cardinals Injury Report: Kevin Kolb Still Having Symptoms From Concussion, Limited In Practice

Wednesday was a disappointment for those of us hoping to get through a week of Arizona Cardinals football practice without having to hear about Kevin Kolb's head to toe health. Of course, it's not nearly as disappointing for us as it is for him as he enters another week of practice officially limited with his status for the weekend's game very much up in the air.

"To have one of the better halves (against Dallas) that I've had and to be set back again for this, and it's something you can't mess around with, it's very frustrating, I'm not going to lie. What are you going to do? You just come to work and hope to get better and keep working hard," Kolb said on Wednesday.

He said he split the reps in practice with John Skelton and that he felt "pretty good" after experiencing sensitivity to light and sound as recently as Sunday. Kolb reported having a "few symptoms this morning, but nothing much" and that he felt better than he did last week after being knocked out of the game against the 49ers with a concussion. 

"He looked good. It's still a process," coach Ken Whisenhunt said about Kolb.

The next step will be to see how he responds and how much he can practice on Thursday. Right now, as of Wednesday, the general feeling in the media room is that Skelton will start on Saturday in Cincinnati but that's just a guess.

A better question might be if Kolb would start even if he is healthy. Whisenhunt was vague when asked that question, "We'll see. I don't have to make that decision right now, do I?"

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Arizona Cardinals Move Joey Porter To IR, Veteran's Career Could Be Over

The Arizona Cardinals announced on Wednesday that they placed veteran linebacker Joey Porter on the injured reserve list and promoted linebacker Brandon Williams from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. Porter has battled this season with a knee injury that required surgery although recently it appeared as if he was recovering from that injury and could be game ready.

While it's not clear if Porter suffered a set back, the decision could indicate an end to the career of the 13-year pro according to Darren Urban of

Word From the Birds BlogPorter to IR, future cloudy "
There’s a good chance the 13-year pro, a free-agent-to-be, also has played his last down in the NFL as he deals with the chronic knee issues. Porter came into the season needing three sacks to reach 100 for his career. He notched just one before he played for a final time this season against the Steelers the sixth game of the season; the knee sidelined him since.

Williams has been with the practice squad since November 22. He played six games with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 and was drafted by Dallas in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He missed his rookie season due to a knee injury and was cut by Dallas before this season. Williams will wear jersey No. 59.

The Cardinals re-signed running back William Powell to take Williams' place on the practice squad. Powell was with the Cardinals in Training camp and carried the ball 35 times for 86 yards in the preseason. He was an undrafted rookie free agent our ot Kansas State.

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