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Arizona Cardinals try to slow Devin Hester

The Arizona Cardinals will attempt to contain the dangerous Devin Hester when the Cardinals take on the Bears.


None of Arizona Cardinals punter Dave Zastudil's league-leading 98 punts this season have been returned for touchdowns. But in the Cardinals' Week 16 matchup with the Chicago Bears, the prolific punter's ability to provide field position and limit damage on returns could be tested against the dangerous Devin Hester, who has 12 career punt returns for touchdowns, an NFL record.

"Our coverage squad is going to be challenged," Cardinals special teams coach Kevin Spencer told Arizona Sports 620 on Friday. "This is why you play the game. You play to test your skills against the other guy's skills. We are going to be tested big-time, there's no doubt about that."

Hester has also returned 17 combined kickoffs and punts for touchdowns, so the Cardinals will have to be wary of the returner's ability on all kicks.

For the season Hester has 307 return yards on punts and 522 yards on kickoffs.