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Early Doucet showed on Sunday that there's something more embarrassing than dropping an easy, game-changing touchdown pass while wide open: not even getting a chance to drop an easy, game-changing touchdown pass while wide open.
The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver didn't have a defender within 10 yards of him on a fourth-down pass from John Skelton. All he had to do was go get the lofted throw and the Cardinals would have been an extra point away from tying the Cincinnati Bengals. Doucet didn't get that far though, as he stumbled near the goal line and fell to the ground as the pass bounced incomplete.
At 7-7, Arizona's playoff chances were somewhere between slim and none, so Doucet's tumble wasn't exactly a season-ender. Had he stayed upright, it could have been for Cincinnati though. Now, the Bengals are 8-7 and stand a good chance of winning the AFC's final wild card next weekend.
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Merry Christmas everyone. The Arizona Cardinals are on the road on Saturday to face the Cincinnati Bengals. It is the first road tilt for the Cards since November 27th against the St. Louis Rams. The Cards have won four straight and will need to go for five in a row with backup quarterback John Skelton once again. Kevin Kolb is still nursing his concussion from two weeks...
Kevin Kolb, recovering from a concussion, was listed as questionable on the team's final injury report on Friday.
John Skelton is starting a second straight game for Arizona in place of Kevin Kolb, who is recovering from a concussion. Kolb practiced last week, but said he didn't feel fully recovered. He was listed as questionable. He suffered the concussion during a 21-19 win over San Francisco on Dec. 11. Skelton is making his sixth start of the season.
The Cardinals announced cornerback Patrick Peterson is doubtful to return against the Bengals after suffering an Achilles injury during the third quarter.
The Cardinals and Bengals are relying on young players in search of meaningful outcomes late in the season.
Touchdown catch of the season?
Jerome Simpson might have made his case for TD catch of the year with his play earlier today against the Arizona Cardinals.
Jerome Simpson: The 19-yard touchdown, where he flipped over Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington, might be the play of the year.
Reggie Nelson: Tied for the team lead in tackles with six along with a sack, quarterback hit, pass deflection, tackle for loss and his team-leading fourth interception of the season.
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The Bengals got lucky late in the fourth...