TEMPE, Ariz. Adrian Wilson needs a new look. His deadpan has lost its power.
When asked his thoughts on Monday nights game against the 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium, the Cardinals defensive captain tried to assert that its just another game on the schedule.
The choir looked skeptical, so Wilson relented.
No, he said, laughing. Its not.
No. Its not.
Whether this rivalry is league driven, division driven or bad-blood driven, it is real. And whether the Cardinals defensive players will admit it, the lions share of hope for Arizonas second win in its last seven meetings with San Francisco rests with them.
With so many injuries hampering what was already a suspect offense, the Cards have little margin for error each week. The defense is the unit that patrols that margin and has some added incentive this week, not just because the 49ers are in town.
Arizona has lost three straight games, all but wiping out a promising 4-0 start. The 49ers are one game ahead in the NFC Wes...