Ryan Lindley to start for Cardinals with Drew Stanton out

Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback Drew Stanton has been ruled out for a playoff game against the Carolina Panthers due to undergoing surgery to deal with a sprain and infection.

Ryan Lindley gets the start.

Lindley completed 16 of 25 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns in one half against the San Francisco 49ers. Logan Thomas will back up Lindley.

“When you get experience in big games, and [Ryan] has been in two big games, it affects how you play,” coach Bruce Arians saiid. "I think he’s more than ready and I think he’ll play extremely well.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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