SEATTLE (AP) -- Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner had just half of his dynamic wide receiver duo to throw to on Sunday.
Anquan Boldin was inactive for Sunday's NFC West matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. Boldin didn't practice most of this week after dislocating the second toe on his left foot in the third quarter of last Sunday's 27-21 victory over Cleveland.
Boldin is the Cardinals' second leading receiver with 48 catches for 552 yards and six touchdowns. Bryant Johnson started for Boldin.
While Boldin sat out, Larry Fitzgerald was listed to start after missing last week's game with a left groin strain. He was limited in practice this week, as well. Fitzgerald has 75 catches for 1,060 yards and six scores.
James must take pressure off Warner and the passing game
This is a huge game in the NFC West divisional race as we start the final quarter of the regular season. The Seahawks will be looking to get some revenge for their Week 2 loss in Arizona. Expect the Seahawks to continue to use their short, controlled passing attack to set up RB Shaun Alexander. Cardinals defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast will dial up some new zone-blitz schemes to keep the Seahawks' offense off-balance. Can the Cardinals match up with their depleted secondary against the Seahawks' spread packages?
The Cardinals must establish the run with RB Edgerrin James to take pressure off QB Kurt Warner. Can Warner continue to play at a high level? The Cardinals' offense will need other players to step up if wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald can't play. Defensive coordinator John Marshall will rely on the Seahawks' three and four-man rush schemes to attack the pocket, while dropping seven or eight defenders on the backend in coverage depending on matchups.