Cardinals Expect to Start Quarterback McCoy on MNF

The Arizona Cardinals will have to get by at least one more week without their franchise passer. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the team is expected to start Colt McCoy in tonight's Monday Night Football matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.
McCoy will start in place of Kyler Murray for the second straight week. The veteran passer led the Cardinals to a comfortable 27-17 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 10, netting 220 yards on 38 dropbacks.

Murray injured his hamstring in the Cardinals Week 9 31-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. McCoy has been a consistently solid backup to the former first-overall pick over the past two seasons, winning three of his four starts in relief. He should keep the Cardinals competitive against the 49ers tonight.

A win tonight could go a long way toward preserving the Cardinals' playoff hopes.  At 4-6 and with two losses against the NFC West-leading Seahawks, they can't afford any setbacks if they hope to win the division. If the Cardinals want to benefit from Murray's eventual return and make a playoff push, they'll need McCoy to come through for them one more time.
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