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NFL Preview Capsule: Cardinals at Redskins

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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:23 pm | Updated: 6:04 pm, Thu Sep 15, 2011.

OPENING LINE — Redskins by 4½

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Arizona 0-1; Washington 1-0

SERIES RECORD — Redskins lead 73-44-2

LAST MEETING — Redskins beat Cardinals 24-17, Sept. 21, 2008

LAST WEEK — Cardinals beat Panthers 28-21; Redskins beat Giants 28-14

CARDINALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (15), PASS (10)

CARDINALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (9), PASS (31)

REDSKINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (23), PASS (15)

REDSKINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (11), PASS (15)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Redskins have beaten Cardinals seven times in row. Arizona last won in 2000, when both were in NFC East. ... First-round draft picks scored go-ahead TDs last week in teams' respective victories: Cardinals' Patrick Peterson returned punt 89 yards; Redskins' Ryan Kerrigan ran back interception 9 yards. ... Arizona QB Kevin Kolb had NFL-high 149.3 fourth quarter passing rating last week. His 11.44 yards per pass attempt was tops in NFL. He had TD passes of 48 and 70 yards, matching total of 40-plus yard passes Cardinals completed in entire 2010 season. ... Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald needs two TD catches (65) to set franchise record ahead of Roy Green (66). ... Redskins RB Tim Hightower faces old team after being traded by Cardinals at end of lockout. He rushed for 1,733 yards and 23 TDs in three seasons with Arizona. He ran 25 times for 72 yards and a TD in Washington debut last week. ... Washington QB Rex Grossman looks to have three consecutive 300-yard games for first time in career. In only previous meeting vs Arizona, Grossman threw four INTs and had 10.2 rating with Chicago on Oct. 16, 2006. ... Redskins have thrown a TD pass in a franchise-record 17 straight games. ... Redskins secondary coach Bob Slowik coaching against his son, Cardinals defensive assistant Ryan Slowik.

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