The Arizona Cardinals placed a pair of their linebackers, Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander, on injured reserve. Acho was injured when the Cards took on the Detroit Lions in week 2 breaking his fibula. Alexander suffered a Lisfranc injury ending his season.
Arizona had already been without star LB Daryl Washington who is suspended for the first four games of the season because of a violation to the leagues substance abuse policy. These two losses are a big blow to an already hurting defense. The Saints and Jimmy Graham consistently beat them down the middle with mismatches and other teams will take notice. Although, most weeks Jimmy will take advantage of all defenses.