Five To Watch: Cardinals @ Carolina Panthers

The Arizona Cardinals high-powered defense is ready to continue its newfound winning ways. The Carolina Panthers and their stingy defense is ready to lay the smack down. The entire east coast seems to be against the Cardinals winning. Jason Harris breaks down which players will be instrumental in helping the Cardinals take their second win on the road.

1. QB Kurt Warner

Halfway through the pre-season, Warner didn't even know if he was going to be the starter. Now after seven weeks, he has the third highest quarterback rating in the league and is the leader of the NFL's highest scoring team. The Cardinals are second in passing yards per game, while the Carolina Panthers ranks second in pass defense. One will have to break. With wide receiver Anquan Boldin likely returning, look for the Cardinals passing attack to be that much more dangerous.

2. WR Anquan Boldin

Is he playing? Is he not playing? Three weeks after getting his face smashed by New York Jets safety Eric Smith, Boldin is set to make his return to the Cardinals starting lineup. Boldin looks to pick up where he left off. In four games before being injured, Boldin was on a Pro Bowl pace, pulling in 27 catches for 366 yards and five touchdowns. Boldin's return will push wide receiver Steve Breaston back to the third wide out position.

3. WR Steve Breaston

Look for Breaston to excel as he moves back to the No. 3 role. In the two games Boldin missed, Breaston had 15 catches for 179 yards and a touchdown. After getting a lot of attention from defenses the last two week with Boldin out, Breaston should see the same amount of play time but a lot less coverage on Sunday. He's confident and in rhythm with Warner. Breaston has proven to the coaching staff that he can handle the work load.

4. DE Bertrand Berry

When healthy, there is no doubt about Berry's impact on the field. After missing two weeks with a groin injury, Berry came back strong against the Dallas Cowboys recording a forced fumble as well as a sack. Berry has recorded a sack in all four games he has appeared in this year. Look for the Cardinals to lean on Berry's pass rush ability if fellow sack master, defensive end Travis LaBoy can't go.

5. East vs. West Showdown

It's no secret that teams from the west coast traveling east are 0-12 this season. Back-to-back loses to the Washington Redskins in week three and the Jets in week four have the Cardinals still searching for answers on the road. After a bye week full of down time and game planning, the Cardinals will look to buck the trend this week in Carolina. The Panthers are 4-0 at home this year. Don't expect them to have any sympathy.

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