Andrew Whitworth vs. Chandler Jones:
Whitworth may well be the best left tackle in the division to this point in the season, and is a big reason for Goff’s leap forward during his 2nd season in the NFL. Jones leads all edge defenders in overall pressures, with 7 sacks so far this year.
Nickel Robey-Coleman vs. Larry Fitzgerald:
Week 6 against Tampa Bay, Fitzgerald had 10 catches for over 130 yards and scored a touchdown. He’s Arizona’s most effective threat on offense and will be a tough test for USC product Robey-Coleman, who plays almost exclusively in the slot in nickel formations.
Todd Gurley vs. Deone Bucannon:
Deone Bucannon helped Arizona limit the Buccaneers to 68 yards rushing week 6, recording 8 solo tackles in the win. The past 3 weeks, since he has returned to the field, he has provided a major boost to the Cardinal’s defense. Hurley has a size advantage on Bucannon, which may help him power through the middle linebacker on runs between the tackles.
Robert Woods vs. Justin Bethel:
Robert Woods has been the Rams’ best receiver this season, and with Arizona’s stud DB Patrick Peterson likely covering Sammy Watkins this Sunday, he will be going up against cornerback Justin Bethel on most plays.