Harris and Woodson's proclivity for press coverage will get its toughest test of perhaps the entire season. Both players are coming off strong performances in the win at Miami. Harris held Chris Chambers to two receptions, both in the fourth quarter. Woodson had a game-turning interception and return for a touchdown.
Harris will likely shadow Boldin most of the game, especially if Boldin is split out. The 185-pound Harris will have to be technically sound with the jam at the line because he's giving up about 40 pounds to Boldin. Whereas Boldin is a load on the short to intermediate routes, the Packers also will have to account for the blazing Johnson as a vertical threat. Boldin (five catches for 99 yards) and Johnson (six catches for 86 yards) had big games as rookies in Arizona's 2003 win over the Packers in the teams' last meeting.
Packers offense vs. Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson
Running the football, which is Green Bay's top priority week in and week out, could be a challenge because Arizona likes to load the box with the athletic Wilson wreaking havoc. Wilson also is a demon on frequent blitzes. So, the play calling -- and the blocking -- will have to be precise to keep him from being a factor.
Cardinals RT Oliver Ross, who came to the team from Pittsburgh with a reputation as a stud blocker, but who has more closely resembled a swiveling barstool, vs. Packers LDE Aaron Kampman, whose six QB sacks rank among the league's elite. Ross has been under the microscope since left-handed Matt Leinart became starting QB because Leinart is a lefty -- and Ross now is the blind-side protector. If he doesn't lose the job this week. He hasn't fared well. Leinart is getting hit hard and the team can't afford to sit still for that much longer. Kampman is more than just a QB sacker. Last season he has the second-most tackles ever by a Packers DL.
RB Edgerrin James vs. Packers rookie LB A.J. Hawk
James' reputation as a Pro Bowl elite ball carrier rapidly is having sand kicked over it in the desert. James can't say he isn't getting the ball. His 161 carries lead the league. But he has a career-low 2.9-yard average to show for it and he's still searching for his first 100-yard game with his new team -- he's never gone two months deep into a season without one.
Hawk, the former Ohio State Buckeye, leads the Packers in tackles, and had a team-high 12 on Sunday against the Dolphins. But Hawk is the stud everyone believed he would be in the NFL and doesn't present much hope of James and the Cardinals suddenly solving their rushing woes.
Cardinals RT Oliver Ross vs. Packers LDE Aaron Kampman
Ross came to the Cardinals from Pittsburgh with a reputation as a stud blocker, but has closely resembled a swiveling barstool this season. He has been under the microscope as the blind-side protector for left-handed Matt Leinart. He hasn't fared well, and his starting job is on the line. Leinart is getting hit hard and the team can't afford to sit still for that much longer.
Kampman, whose six QB sacks rank among the league's elite, is more than just a QB sacker. Last season he has the second-most tackles ever by a Packers DL.