Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed that Hoyer will be the Cardinals' fourth starting quarterback this season when they face the San Francisco 49ers in their regular-season finale on Sunday in San Francisco.
Hoyer replaced Lindley in the third quarter of Arizona's 28-13 setback to the Bears last Sunday and completed 11 of 19 passes for 105 yards and an interception. Prior to that, Hoyer hadn't thrown a pass in an NFL game since his one attempt with the Patriots during the 2011 season. He'll be facing a 49ers contingent that ranks second in the league in overall defense, allowing just 296.5 yards per game.
Did you know?
* In their 25 seasons in Arizona since moving from St. Louis, the Cardinals have had 10 or more losses in a season 15 times, including this season.
* Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has not had a touchdown reception in his last six games. That's the longest streak of his stellar career. His previous longest streak was five games in 2010.
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