--QB Kevin Kolb is doing a poor job of moving in the pocket to give himself more time to throw, and when he does throw, his mechanics are flawed. Coaches think that has led to his problems with accuracy. --RB Beanie Wells isn't likely to play at Baltimore on Sunday after suffering a knee injury last week. The injury won't require surgery, but the team isn't providing details about his status or hinting at a timeline for his return. --RB Alfonso Smith is likely to start in place of Beanie Wells at Baltimore. Smith isn't big, but he's fast and has improved in running between the tackles. --RB LaRod Stephens-Howling will play in sub packages. He's dangerous in space, as evidenced by his 73-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown last week.
--RB Chester Taylor has dropped to fourth on the depth chart. He could get a limited number of carries Sunday in Baltimore.
--WR Larry Fitzgerald is being double-teamed on almost every play, and QB Kevin Kolb is missing Fitzgerald when the receiver is open. The Cardinals need Kolb to make plays to other people to alleviate pressure on Fitzgerald.
--WR Andre Roberts is a starter, but Early Doucet, the third receiver, is a more dangerous target. Roberts has just 13 receptions in six games.
--WR Early Doucet doesn't start, but he's the team's second-best receiver. Andre Roberts has faded from view, while Doucet has twice as many catches (26) as Roberts has.
--TE Todd Heap missed the last two games with a hamstring strain. The hope is that he can return for the Ravens game.
--TE Jeff King will catch a pass or two a game, but his main job is blocking. He's a solid all-around player.
--TE Rob Housler filled in when Todd Heap was injured the last two weeks. Housler showed great speed and good hands. He's been open for big plays the past two weeks, but Kevin Kolb hasn't been able to get him the ball.
--K Jay Feely has been steady since missing three of four field-goal attempts to start the season.
--RT Brandon Keith is back in the starting lineup after being benched for the Vikings game.
--LB Stewart Bradley received additional playing time last week, as he figured into the team's pass defense as an edge rusher. It's not something Bradley has done much of in his career, but it's a good way to get an athletic guy on the field.
--CB Patrick Peterson played well last week when he faced the Steelers' Mike Wallace on almost every down. Wallace's 95-yard touchdown reception came against Richard Marshall.
--WR DeMarco Sampson, a rookie, made the first catch of his career. It went for 15 yards.
--OLB O'Brien Schofield received more playing time in the second half than he has all season. He and fellow backup Sam Acho each played 15 snaps in the fourth quarter alone.
--OLB Sam Acho, a rookie, recorded the first sack of his career Sunday against the Steelers.
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