The Arizona Cardinals scratched their way back to .500 with consecutive wins against the 49ers and Jets only to add a tie to their record with a grind of a 6-6 tie against the Seattle Seahawks. Now, the Cardinals hit the road to face their demons in Carolina against the Panthers.

Head coach Bruce Arians made his weekly Tuesday appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio’s Late Hits show to talk about the team’s tie. The head honcho of the Cardinals went into detail about injuries to John Brown (sickle cell), Michael Floyd (hamstring) and Jared Veldheer (finger), and explained his post-tie ritual.


Arians hopes John Brown can play at Carolina but admitted the flight has him worried. “We think we’ve got Smokey’s condition under control. I’m concerned about the flight cross-country … we’re going to have to make sure this doesn’t come back on him — the muscle fatigue thing — and he can play this week.” Brown missed the Seattle game after an injury previously thought to be a hamstring issue was diagnosed as a result of his sickle-cell trait.