Posted October 17, 2012 on
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John Skelton won a long, tight competition to become starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, only to go down with a sprained ankle in the final minutes of the season opener.
Five games and another quarterback injury later, Skelton is starting again.
Kevin Kolb, who replaced Skelton in the opener and helped the Cardinals get off to a 4-0 start, is out indefinitely with rib and chest injuries sustained when Arizona was beaten at home by Buffalo 19-16 in overtime.
It was the Cardinals' second straight loss.
Now Skelton steps in to lead the Cardinals to Minnesota to face the Vikings on Sunday and try to figure out how to succeed behind an offensive line that allowed Kolb to be sacked 22 times in the last three games.
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TEMPE, Ariz. There are plenty of things quarterback John Skelton hopes to do, now that he has regained the Cardinals starting job by default. Theres one thing he hopes he doesnt have to do: Run the ball.
Hopefully, it doesnt come down to that, Skelton said. Im no RG3.
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Yeah, he said. For good or for bad.
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb is expected to be miss several weeks with rib and chest injuries. The Cardinals have ruled Kolb out of Sunday's game against Minnesota, ESPN.com reported Tuesday. Kolb's injuries include detached ribs from his sternum and a sprained sternoclavicular that he sustained in last Sunday's game against Buffalo on a broken play. He...
Kevin Kolb’s rib injury will leave him sidelined against the Vikings and bring back John Skelton into the starting lineup.
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The Arizona Cardinals' suspect pass protection was partially responsible for the loss of their starting quarterback last week.
The injury to Kevin Kolb gives John Skelton another shot at QB.
Skelton takes over for the struggling Cardinals on Sunday when they visit the Minnesota Vikings, who are looking to open 4-0 at home.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb is expected to be out for the next several weeks after having multiple ribs detach from his sternum as well as suffering a sprained sternoclavicular joint in his chest area. That sounds like it hurts.
Kolb has likely been hit more than any other quarterback over the past few weeks and now it’s John...
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