The Cardinals face the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night, on what is really a must win game. No-one would doubt that they have struggled offensively, especially at the quarterback position, and against a stingy 49ers defense, few expect things to improve for QB John Skelton and the Cardinals offense.
A win would keep the Cardinals in lock-step with San Francisco at the top of the NFC West, a loss would see them fall two games back on the division leaders. The Cardinals have home-field advantage, but unfortunately, that is the only column which favors Arizona.
If the Cardinals have any hope of toppling their divisional rivals, they need to find a way to protect and support their quarterback, John Skelton. The Cardinals much maligned offensive line is on track to give up 80 sacks this season, and the 49ers pass rush, who have managed just 11 sacks thus far, will be fired up and motivated to improve those numbers.