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Arizona Cardinals NFL Week 9 Schedule Brings Lots Of Derek Anderson And No Moss, Randy

The Arizona Cardinals schedule calls for a nice trip to Minnesota this Sunday to face the Vikings now minus Mr. Randy Moss. We'll leave the Randy Moss hemming and hawing to others more concerned with the fate of that highly charged receiver and focus on the current travails that is the Arizona Cardinals 2010 NFL season.

In case you haven't noticed, it's been a bit of a roller coaster ride at the quarterback position. The latest up (or down) is today's announcement by Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt that puts Derek Anderson back in the driver's seat and has rookie Max Hall riding shotgun from the bench.

Anderson started the first four games of the Cardinals season and was benched after a total of five interceptions, compared to only three touchdowns. Whisenhunt's choice of replacement for DA (the only choice he left himself after kicking Matt Leinart to the curb) was even worse. In five game appearances this season, Max Hall has been picked off five times and only threw for his first (and only) touchdown last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being yanked in favor of Anderson. It's all a big circle of suck.

On the season, the Cardinals quarterback carousel has produced a total of 12 interceptions (third most in the NFL), five touchdowns (fewest in the NFL) and a has a combined passer rating of 55.7, ahead of only the one-win Carolina Panthers.  

Despite the horrible performance of his quarterbacks, Whisenhunt has called for the pass more times than 25 other NFL teams. The Cardinals have passed on 57.7 percent of their total plays, which is seventh most in the NFL.

The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. AZT and will be broadcast from Mall of America Field in Minneapolis on Fox Sports for the pure viewing pleasure of all Arizona sports fans.