The Arizona Cardinals are one of the surprise teams in the first three weeks of the NFL season, going 3-0 to start the campaign, and they might get even better this week. Adrian Wilson could return to the field this weekend, giving an already outstanding defense a big boost when they host the Miami Dolphins.
Arizona has allowed just 40 points in their first three games, the second-fewest in the league. That is largely due to a ferocious pass rush, which has 12 sacks, but their defensive front doesn't just rush the passer -- they haven't allowed a rushing touchdown this year either.
Now they look ready to add a Pro Bowler in Wilson, who has been out with an ankle injury.
But while Wilson is set to return, John Skelton doesn't. There isn't even a timetable on the quarterbacks return and the team hasn't said whether he will get his starting job back when he does get past his ankle injury.
In the meantime, Kevin Kolb will remain at the helm for the Cardinals. He had a solid outing in last week's win over the Eagles, completing 17 of 24 passes for 222 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Kolb got going thanks to Larry Fitzgerald, who finally broke out after a couple quiet games. The wideout had nine catches for 114 yards and hauled in a touchdown to help spark the Cardinals' offense.
That doesn't bode well for a Dolphins team that has been shredded by the pass this season. They rank 27th in the NFL in pass defense and have just three sacks on the season without a single interception.
The good news for the Dolphins is that Reggie Bush will be available on Sunday. He left last week's game with an injured knee, but he is expected to play against the Cardinals.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, September 30; 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Odds: Cardinals -6.