"I don't think it is really fair to the players," Arians said. "Especially the veteran players. I mean we have finished up most of our gameplan and practice (Tuesday) which would be a normal player day off."
The game is very important for Arizona, which comes in 3-3 and could really boost itself with a divisional win after dropping its first two NFC West contests. With a victory, the Cardinals would move to only one game behind Seattle for the division lead with a game still left to play against the Seahawks.
This meeting starts a three-game homestand for Arizona, which also includes a bye week after playing the Atlanta Falcons next week. Not having to leave home for a month, perhaps the Cardinals can make some noise.