What To Watch For In Patriots-Cardinals Week 2 Matchup

September 16, 2012 12:00 AM
What To Watch For In Patriots-Cardinals Week 2 Matchup
" BOSTON (CBS) — On paper, it may seem like the Patriots, 13-3 and AFC champs a year ago, are clear favorites this weekend over the Cardinals, who went 8-8 last season.

However, it very well could be a tight game in Foxboro. In the last 10 regular-season games, the Patriots own the NFL’s best record (9-1). The Cardinals, however, are right behind them at 8-2, as the team turned it season around last year behind the unlikeliest of quarterbacks, John Skelton.

Skelton, however, won’t play in this one, due to an ankle injury, meaning Kevin Kolb will be under center. That’s just one of the items to watch for in this one.

Will Welker Get The Ball?

Sometimes in this town, there’s just not enough bad news, so we have to make it up. This week, that meant countless fans and media members stating that Wes Welker is being “phased out” of the offense, as evidenced by his relatively low statistical output in Week 1 (three catches, 14 yards)..

While Welker has had several such games in the past as a Patriot, speculation will continue to fly around New England if he has a similar game "

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