Game 12: Redskins @ Arizona

When: Sunday December 4th @ 425 PM
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium
Weather: Sunny 67 degrees (Dome)
Radio: SportsTalk 980
TV: FOX5 Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman, Kristina Pink (Field reporter)
Line: Arizona -2.5 (Over/Under 49 points)

Former division mates in the NFC East, the Cardinals and Redskins meet for the 122nd time on Sunday. Washington has won eight of the past nine meetings, however Arizona won the only meeting between the two current head coaches.

Unfortunately, unless you live in the Mid-Atlantic portion near the District, or in Arizona, you will not be getting the Redskins @ Cardinals on Sunday.

Skins at Cardinals

Map courtesy 506sports

FOX has the doubleheader on Sunday and the remainder of the nation will be watching the Giants @ Pittsburgh @ 4 PM. Detroit @ New Orleans is the 1 PM FOX game in the DC market. As usual, we will be getting Baltimore on CBS, it’ll be the Ravens hosting Miami @ 1 PM.

Prime Time

Thursday Night- Dallas @ Minnesota (NBC)
Sunday Night- Carolina @ Seattle (NBC)
Monday Night- Indianapolis @ NY Jets (ESPN)

GAME 12 OPPONENT

The Arizona Cardinals enter Week 13 following a 38-19 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week. The Cardinals currently hold a 4-6-1 record and sit second in the NFC West.

Head Coach Bruce Arians is in his fourth season with Arizona. The Cardinals ended their 2015 campaign with a 13-3 record and first place finish in the NFC West.

Quarterback Carson Palmer is in his fourth season with the Cardinals after beginning his NFL career as the first overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2003 NFL Draft. Palmer completed 342-of-537 passes (63.7 percent) for 4,671 yards with 35 touchdowns last season. Through 12 weeks this season, Palmer completed 252-of-414 passes (60.9 percent) for 2,931 yards with 15 touchdowns.

In his sophomore season, running back David Johnson leads the Cardinals with 210 rushing attempts for 921 yards and 10 touchdowns. Johnson also has recorded 55 receptions for 613 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald leads the Cardinals in receptions this season with 78 for 802 yards and five touchdowns.

Linebacker Deone Bucannon and safety Tony Jefferson are among Arizona’s leaders in tackles this season. Bucannon has recorded 77 tackles (54 solo), while Jefferson has added 71 tackles (60 solo) with two sacks and 11 tackles for loss. Linebacker Chandler Jones has a team-high eight sacks, followed by linebacker Markus Golden with seven. Cornerback Marcus Cooper and safety D.J. Swearinger are tied for the team lead with three interceptions each.

Kicker Chandler Catanzaro has made 14-of-17 field goal attempts (82.4 percent) this season. Punter Drew Butler returned to the Cardinals on Nov. 15 and has averaged 41.5 yards on 24 punts this season. Josh Brown is the team’s primary punt returner and has 17 returns for 119 yards (7.0 avg.) this season. Andre Ellington leads the Cardinals with 10 kick returns for 163 yards (16.3 avg.) this season.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

GAME NOTES

REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS has completed 84 of 116 (72.4 pct.) for 1,086 pass yards (362 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 124.4 rating in past 3. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 400+ pass yards. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 3,540 pass yards…RB ROBERT KELLEY ranks 3rd among NFC rookies with 461 rush yards & 4 TDs…In past 5, WR JAMISON CROWDER has 31 receptions for 442 yards (88.4 per game) & 3 TDs. Is averaging 8 receptions & 101 yards per game in past 3 on road. WR PIERRE GARÇON aims for 3rd game in row vs. Az. with TD catch. WR DE SEAN JACKSON aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Had 115 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. TE JORDAN REED had 10 receptions for 95 yards & 2 TDs in Week 12. Has 16 TD catches since 2015, most among NFL TEs…LB WILL COMPTON leads team with 89 tackles. LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 7.5 sacks in past 7 games. Has 1.5 sacks & FF in 2 career meetings. LB TRENT MURPHY has 7 sacks & 3 FFs in past 10…CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER passed for 250 yards & 2 TDs for 93.9 rating in last meeting. Aims for 3rd game in row at home with 300+ pass yards…RB DAVID JOHNSON leads NFL with 1,534 scrimmage yards (921 rush, 613 rec.) & 13 TDs (10 rush, 3 rec.). Has 100+ scrimmage yards in all 11 games in 2016. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 20 receptions for 340 yards (113.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 vs. Was. Since 2004, leads NFL in receptions (1,096) & rec. yards (14,168). WR MICHAEL FLOYD had rec. TD in last meeting. TE JERMAINE GRESHAM had TD catch in Week 12. Had rec. TD in only career meeting (9/23/12 with Cin.)…LB CHANDLER JONES has 6 sacks & 2 FFs in 6 home games with Az. Had sack in only career meeting (11/8/15 with NE). LB ALEX OKAFOR had 2 sacks in last meeting. CB MARCUS COOPER had career-high 9 tackles last week. S D.J. SWEARINGER had sack & FF in only career meeting (9/7/14 with Hou.). Had INT in Week 12.

INJURY REPORT

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