Arizona Cardinals: 5 Role Players Who Must Play Huge in Week 1

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Arizona Cardinals: 5 Role Players Who Must Play Huge in Week 1
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The Arizona Cardinals will need big performances in Week 1 from their role players to pull out a win

The Arizona Cardinals will face their NFC West rival, the Seattle Seahawks, in Week 1 of the NFL season Sunday.

The team comes into the game surrounded with questions.

How will John Skelton play after being named the starter? Will the patchwork offensive line be able to protect him? Will Russel Wilson have a stellar rookie debut against the Cards defense, a la Cam Newton in 2011? How will the running game look with two healthy, solid backs in Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams?

The Cardinals do not have a star studded roster—they are built off role players producing.

Key figures like Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Wilson and Skelton will need to play big for the Cardinals to start the season 1-0, but the play of the Cardinals role players is the key to coming out of Week 1 with a win.

A victory over the Seahawks to start the team's 2012-13 campaign will go a long way in their quest to capture a NFC West crown and a return ticket to the postseason.

Here are five Cardinals role players who must play huge in Week 1.

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