49ers vs. Cardinals: Last-Minute Injury Update and News from Around the NFC West

Tyson Langland@TysonNFLNFC West Lead WriterOctober 29, 2012

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 13:  Offensive taackle Joe Staley #74 of the San Francisco 49ers during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on September 13, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.  The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 20-16.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Given the fact we are less than 24 hours from the kickoff of Monday Night Football, there is only one question that remains: Which team will be the healthiest come 5:30 p.m. PT? Right now San Francisco has only five players listed on the injury report, while Arizona has 17 players dealing with some sort of ailment.

For the second week in a row, left tackle Joe Staley is listed as questionable. Last week he was iffy because of a concussion he suffered against the Giants, but this week he appears to be suffering from some sort of illness. Supposedly he hasn't had any reoccurring concussive symptoms, and the two stints on the injury report are unrelated.

Outside of Staley, the four other players are listed as probable. Frank Gore, Alex Smith, Tavares Gooden and Mario Manningham will all be ready to go. Manningham was listed as questionable on Friday, but things progressed well, so his status was upgraded on Saturday.

The Cardinals injury report isn't as cut and dry. Darnell Dockett's hamstring is finally feeling close to 100 percent, which in turn means he will be probable. But Adam Snyder, Todd Heap, Jim Dray, Jamell Fleming and Anthony Sherman will all be game-time decisions. The only two players who are definitely out are Greg Toler and Kevin Kolb.

With Kolb being out, John Skelton will make his second-consecutive start. With that, here are a few other links to news stories from Sunday's action.


Seattle Seahawks

Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times breaks down the Seahawks 28-24 loss and calls it the most puzzling loss of the season for Seattle.

Alex Field of Bleacher Report gives us the biggest winners and losers from Seattle's Week 8 game.

Eric D. Williams of TheNewsTribune.com puts his spin on the Seahawks' fourth loss of the season.


St. Louis Rams

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch provides spot-on analysis while breaking down the Patriots 45-7 thrashing of the Rams.

David Heeb of Bleacher Report presents us with his state of the franchise report after St. Louis' Week 8 loss in London.

Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch dishes out grades to the Rams' different units, and let's just say there were a couple of "F's" after today's beat down.


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