Cardinals won't have to face bruising Jacobs

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

PHOENIX -- Running back Brandon Jacobs made the list when the Cardinals and Giants declared their inactive players for their Week 12 matchup at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Giants inactives: kicker Lawrence Tynes, safety Sammy Knight, Jacobs, cornerback Sam Madison, linebacker Gerris Wilkinson, tackle Adam Koets, receiver Mario Manningham and defensive end Jerome McDougle.

Cardinals inactives: linebacker Clark Haggans, tackle Elliot Vallejo, tackle Brandon Keith, defensive tackle Alan Branch, receiver Early Doucet, tight end Leonard Pope and tight end Jerame Tuman. Brian St. Pierre is the third quarterback.

The Cardinals are playing musical tight ends. Pope, Tuman and Ben Patrick have been battling injuries. The coaching staff has sought better production from the position. Patrick and Stephen Spach get the opportunity this week. Spach will start.

Defensive end Bertrand Berry and corner back Eric Green will start for Arizona. Berry starts ahead of Travis LaBoy. Green starts ahead of Rod Hood.