Buccaneers-Cardinals Capsule

TAMPA BAY (2-2) at ARIZONA (2-3)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE — Buccaneers by 1

RECORD VS SPREAD — Tampa Bay 1-3, Arizona 0-5

SERIES RECORD — Cardinals lead 10-9

LAST MEETING — Cardinals beat Buccaneers 40-7, Sept. 18, 2016

LAST WEEK — Buccaneers lost to Patriots 19-14; Cardinals lost to Eagles 34-7

AP PRO32 RANKING — Buccaneers No. 19, Cardinals No. 26





STREAKS, STATS & NOTES: Game features two Heisman Trophy winning QBs, Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston (2013), Arizona’s Carson Palmer (2002). … Winston and Palmer each has thrown for at least 300 yards in three games this season, Winston in last three games, Palmer in first three. … Winston threw four interceptions vs. Cardinals last year, matching career worst. One was returned 60 yards by Marcus Cooper for TD. … Pat Murray is Buccaneers’ third kicker this season. He held job before tearing ACL two years ago. Murray says consulting medium has helped his career. … Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter was head coach at Arizona State from 2001 through 2006. … Arizona CB Patrick Peterson has three interceptions in two games against Winston. … Palmer is second in NFL in yards passing (1,573). … Arizona passed on drafting RB Adrian Peterson in 2002, picking OT Levi Brown instead at No. 5. Peterson went No. 7 to Minnesota, now joins Cardinals after trade with New Orleans. … Cardinals K Phil Dawson has missed five FGs this season. He missed three all of last season. … Arizona is averaging league-worst 2.6 yards per carry. … New Cardinals RB Peterson (102) and WR Larry Fitzgerald (106) are two of three active players with at least 100 career TDs. Chargers TE Antonio Gates has 112 … Fitzgerald needs 15 yards to pass Steve Smith into seventh on NFL’s all-time career yards receiving list. Fitzgerald tied for third in NFL receptions this season with 32. He has caught a pass in 200 consecutive games. … Eleven Arizona players have missed combined 34 games due to injury. Six Cardinals have been placed on IR, three in last three weeks. … Arizona OLB Chandler Jones leads league in tackles for loss (9). …Cardinals ILB Karlos Dansby needs one interception to become fifth in NFL history with at least 40 career sacks and 20 interceptions. … Fantasy Tip: Tampa Bay TE Cameron Brate has caught TD pass each game this season, has 11 over past two seasons.


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