Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) heats up before the NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, November 15, 2020, in Glendale, Arizona (AP Photo / Ross D. Franklin)
Neither the Arizona Cardinals nor the Los Angeles Rams will be in full force with a guaranteed tiebreaker for the Week 17 match winner.
The Cardinals head to Sunday in the spacious reception room after Christian Kirk was put on the COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, and match time could be thinner.
Larry Fitzgerald, who has a suspected thigh injury, was not expected to play until late Saturday night, according to Adam Shifter from ESPN.
Shifter said the 37-year-old “could try to surprise Arizona,” but the Cardinals “don’t depend on his presence.”
Fitzgerald has played in 13 of the team’s 15 games this season, missing two after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
He has 54 catches per year for 409 yards and one landing.
Rams injury notes
On the other side of the field, the Rams had already announced that midfielder Jared Goff was knocked out with a thumb injury and Cooper’s cup was knocked off the wide receiver due to COVID-19.
They might have their full backroom. Rookie Cam Akers is expected to play despite being questionable with a sprained ankle, According to Shifter.
Akers is second in the team in the racing arenas with 591 in the season and has two fast touchdowns.
He’s got going strong lately, sprinting over 70 yards in each of his last four matches, including a 171-yard blast against the Patriots in Week 14.
If conducting the playoffs wasn’t enough incentive for Cardinals’ players in the final game of the season, maybe $ 500,000 could help excite at least one player.
That’s what full-back De’Vondre Campbell would gain if the Cardinal wins the match and they get a supplement berth, According to Shifter.
Campbell’s contract includes a $ 500,000 incentive if the Cardinal performs the qualifiers and the full-back plays 65 percent of the teams.
To date, Campbell has been on the field for 80.97% of teams, and is the fourth-oldest player to defend Arizona this season, according to the Pro Football Reference. Much like cardinals, he wins and is there.