Arizona will face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday to open the 2012 NFL season. The game could quite easily be one of the worst matchups in week one as both teams struggled last season. The Seahawks did make the playoffs, but with the worst record in the history of the NFL playoffs. Both teams will be very different this season and will be starting new starting QBs. Ironically enough both QBs starting were originally in backup roles to QBs that got paid good money in trades after little success in the NFL.
Arizona will start quarterback Skelton instead of Kevin Kolb who they acquired from Philadelphia after he had some success in a couple of starts with the Eagles. Since starting with Arizona he has not had as much success and ultimately was overtaken by Skelton who will start a new-look offense. He, along with the addition of rookie WR Malcolm Floyd should be able to make some strides down the stretch with help from veteran Larry Fitzgerald. This certainly will not come early though and will need help from a running situation that is very much up from grabs in Arizona.
Seattle will start rookie QB Russell Wilson on Sunday who earned the job in camp over newly acquired QB Matt Flynn from Green Bay. Flynn too showed little progress after he was acquired in a trade from Green Bay after some success in some live play with the Packers. Wilson proved in camp that he wants to show any doubters that they should have drafted him before all of the other rookie QBs that were selected before him.