Jets at Cardinals NFL Week Six Capsule



STREAKS Past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Todd Bowles: 0-0 Bruce Arians: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 31-13 at Pittsburgh W 33-21 at San Francisco
LAST GAME 12/2/12: Cardinals 6 at Jets 7. New York QB Greg McElroy throws games only TD pass. Jets RB Shonn Greene rushes for 104 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/28/04: Jets 13, Cardinals 3. Jets’ defense holds Arizona to 137 total net yards. Jets WR Santana Moss has 5 receptions for 109 yards & TD.
REFEREE Jerome Boger
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harland, Kurt Warner, Max Starks. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (NYJ), 81 (Ari). XM: 226 (NYJ), 225 (Ari).


PASSING Ryan Fitzpatrick: 111-192-1267-5-10-64.7 Carson Palmer: 90-153-1150-6-5-81.9
RUSHING Matt Forté: 93-341-3.7-3 David Johnson: 91-457 (3L)-5.0-5 (T3L)
RECEIVING Quincy Enunwa: 27-294-10.9-1 Larry Fitzgerald: 31-361-11.6-5 (T1L)
OFFENSE 351.8 363.2
DEFENSE 370.8 308.0
SACKS Leonard Williams: 5 Markus Golden: 6 (T3L)
INTs Marcus Williams: 2 Marcus Cooper: 3 (T2L)
PUNTING Lachlan Edwards (R): 43.6 Ryan Quigley: 42.4
KICKING Nick Folk: 38 (8/9 PAT; 10/11 FG) Chandler Catanzaro: 31 (13/14 PAT; 6/7 FG)


JETS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 402 yards & 4 TDs in last start vs. Az. (12/15/13 with Ten.)…RB MATT FORTÉ has 529 scrimmage yards (132.3 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 on MNF. Since entering NFL in 2008, has 13,149 scrimmage yards (8,943 rush, 4,206 rec.), most in NFL…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 7 100-yard games in past 11. Has 16 TDs in 21 games with NYJ. Has TD in 5 of past 7 on MNF. Has 100+ rec. yards in 6 of past 9 on MNF. WR ERIC DECKER has TD in 6 of his past 7…DT LEONARD WILLIAMS has 7.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 10, incl. sack & FF last week. DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has 8.5 sacks in past 13. CB DARRELLE REVIS has 3 INTs (1 TD) in 2 meetings. In past 4 on MNF, has 4 INTs (incl. 100-yard TD) & 2 FR…CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER has 10 TD passes in past 4 vs. AFC…RB DAVID JOHNSON leads NFL in scrimmage yards (695). Is 1st Cardinal to have 100+ scrimmage yards in each of team’s 1st 5 games. Aims for 5th in row vs. AFC with TD. Rushed for 157 yards & 2 TDs in Week 5… WR LARRY FITZGERALD had 6 receptions for 81 yards & 2 TDs last week. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with 7+ receptions. Has 5 TDs in past 5 at home. Since entering NFL in 2004, ranks 1st in catches (1,049) & rec. yards (13,727) with 103 TDs. WR MICHAEL FLOYD aims for 3rd in row at home with TD… DEFENSE had 7 sacks, 2 INTs & safety in Week 5…DT CALAIS CAMPBELL had 2 sacks, INT & safety last week. LB DEONE BUCANNON led team with 14 tackles in Week 5. LB MARKUS GOLDEN had 2 sacks last week. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 6 sacks. LB CHANDLER JONES has 6 sacks & 2 FFs in 7 career meetings. CB PATRICK PETERSON had INT in last meeting.


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer Ruled Out for Thursday Night’s Game Vs 49ers

Carson Palmer

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been ruled out of Thursday night’s division game against the San Francisco 49ers according to Kevin Patra of

Palmer will not even travel to San Francisco after suffering a concussion in the second half of the Cardinals’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday. Perennial backup quarterback Drew Stanton will get the start against the Blaine Gabbert-led 49ers.

Stanton has not started a regular season NFL game since 2014 and has a 54-percent career passer rating. He is capable of running the Cardinals offense but does not have the arm strength or accuracy of Palmer- who himself was off to a slow start for the 1-3 Cards. Expect the Cardinals to heavily feature their running game with David Johnson and Andre Ellington.

Palmer remains day to day, and head coach Bruce Arians expects him to be ready to play Week 6 on Monday Night Football.

Cardinals at 49ers NFL Week Five Capsule



STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Bruce Arians: 3-3 Chip Kelly: 1-2
LAST WEEK L 17-13 vs. Los Angeles L 24-17 vs. Dallas
LAST GAME 11/29/15: Cardinals 19 at 49ers 13. Arizona QB Carson Palmer has GW 8-yard TD run with 2:28 remaining. Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu has 13 tackles & INT.
REFEREE Carl Cheffers
BROADCAST CBS/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Mike Holmgren. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Az), 81 (SF). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Az), 225 (SF).


PASSING Carson Palmer: 90-153-1150-6-5-81.9 OR

Drew Stanton: 5-15-48-0-2-3.6

Blaine Gabbert: 69-119-728-4-4-73.1
RUSHING David Johnson: 64-300-4.7-3 Carlos Hyde: 73-299-4.1-5 (2L)
RECEIVING Larry Fitzgerald: 25-280-11.2-3 Jeremy Kerley: 18-202-11.2-1
OFFENSE 382.0 292.8
DEFENSE 313.5 390.0
SACKS Markus Golden, Chandler Jones: 4 (T3L) Ahmad Brooks: 2
INTs Marcus Cooper, Patrick Peterson: 2 4 tied: 1
PUNTING Ryan Quigley: 42.3 Bradley Pinion: 46.1
KICKING Chandler Catanzaro: 24 (9/10 PAT; 5/6 FG) Phil Dawson: 22 (10/10 PAT; 4/5 FG)


CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER has 300+ pass yards & 2+ TDs in 2 of past 3 vs. SF. Rushed for TD in last meeting. QB DREW STANTON passed for 244 yards & 2 TDs in 9/21/14 meeting…RB DAVID JOHNSON had 124 scrimmage yards (83 rush, 41 rec.) in Week 4. Aims for 5th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Had rush TD in last meeting…WR JOHN BROWN had 10 receptions for 144 yards in Week 4. Had 5 receptions for 99 yards in last meeting.  WR LARRY FITZGERALD aims for 3rd in row vs. SF with 9+ receptions. Had 9 receptions for 134 yards & 2 TDs in 9/27/15 meeting. WR MICHAEL FLOYD has TD catch in 2 of past 3…LB CHANDLER JONES has 6 sacks in past 6. Has sack in all 4 games with Az this season. Tied with LB MARKUS GOLDEN for most sacks on team (4). CB PATRICK PETERSON has INT in 2 of past 3. S TONY JEFFERSON had sack & FF in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of past 3 vs. SF. Leads team with 39 tackles. CB MARCUS COOPER has 7 tackles in 2 of past 3. S TYRANN MATHIEU has 3 INTs in past 2 vs. SF. Had INT-TD in 9/27/15 meeting…49ERS: QB BLAINE GABBERT passed for 318 yards & TD for 94.4 rating in last meeting… RB CARLOS HYDE has 4 TDs in past 2 vs. NFC West. Rushed for 74 yards & TD in Week 4. Leads NFC with 5 rush TDs…WR JEREMY KERLEY had 6 receptions for 88 yards & TD last week. TE GARRETT CELEK had 5 receptions for 79 yards in Week 4. TE VANCE MC DONALD had 6 receptions for 71 yards & TD in last meeting… NT MIKE PURCELL had sack in last meeting. LB AHMAD BROOKS has 6 sacks in 5 career home games vs. Az. LB AARON LYNCH has 5 sakcs in past 6 at home. CB RASHARD ROBINSON had career-high 3 PD in Week 4. DB JIMMIE WARD aims for 5th in row vs. NFC west with 1+ PD. S ANTOINE BETHEA has 9+ tackles in 2 of past 3.

Cardinals Blasted by the Bills in Buffalo 33-18

Arizona Cardinals v Buffalo Bills

LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor also scored on a 20-yard run at a time the Rex Ryan-coached Bills spent the past week taking the brunt of criticism after opening the season 0-2.

The win also came on the heels of Ryan firing offensive coordinator Greg Roman and replacing him with running backs coach Anthony Lynn.

McCoy scored on 24- and 5-yard runs, and finished with 110 yards rushing after combining for just 117 in his first two games. Taylor had 76 yards rushing, including a 49-yarder, the longest by a quarterback in team history.

Ryan’s defense also bounced back after allowing 493 yards in 37-31 loss to the New York Jets on Sept. 15. The Bills limited Arizona to 348 yards and intercepted Carson Palmer on each of Arizona’s final four possessions.

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Cardinals vs Bills NFL Week Three Inactives


S Marqui Christian, G Evan Mathis, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Robert Nkemdiche, DT Frostee Rucker, DT Xavier Williams, LB Kareem Martin


WR Sammy Watkins, CB Ronald Darby, QB Cardale Jones, LT Cordy Glenn, WR Greg Salas, S Colt Anderson, C Patrick Lewis.

Cardinals at Bills NFL Week Three Capsule



STREAKS   5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Bruce Arians: 0-0 Rex Ryan: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 40-7 vs. Tampa Bay L 37-31 vs. New York Jets
LAST GAME 10/14/12: Bills 19 at Cardinals 16 (OT). Buffalo RB C.J. Spiller rushes for 88 yards & TD. Bills K Ryan Lindell converts GW 25-yard FG in OT.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/5/08: Cardinals 41, Bills 17. Arizona QB Kurt Warner throws for 250 yards & 2 TDs for 107.3 rating. Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has 7 catches for 52 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE Walt Anderson
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).

SIRIUS: 98 (Ari), 113 (Buf). XM: 386 (Ari), 230 (Buf).


PASSING Carson Palmer: 42-68-579-5 (T2L)-0-113.5 Tyrod Taylor: 33-52-408-3-1-98.9
RUSHING David Johnson: 28-134-4.8-1 LeSean McCoy: 31-117-3.8-1
RECEIVING Larry Fitzgerald: 14 (T3L)-162-11.6-3 (T1L) LeSean McCoy (RB): 8-43-5.4-0
OFFENSE 380.0 276.5
TAKE/GIVE +7 (1L) +1
DEFENSE 334.5 400.5
SACKS Markus Golden, Chandler Jones: 2 Jerry Hughes: 2
INTs Marcus Cooper: 2 (T1L)
PUNTING Drew Butler: 41.7 Colton Schmidt: 43.1
KICKING Chandler Catanzaro: 13 (7/8 PAT; 2/3 FG) Dan Carpenter: 8 (5/5 PAT; 1/2 FG)


CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER passed for 308 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 124.0 rating last week. Has 100+ rating in 6 of past 7. Has 30-10 (.750) record as starter for Az…RB DAVID JOHNSON had 152 scrimmage yards (98 rec., 54 rush) in Week 2. RB CHRIS JOHNSON has 6 TDs in 5 career games vs. Buf. Had rush TD vs. TB…WR LARRY FITZGERALD had 6 receptions for 81 yards & TD last week. Had 6 catches for 93 yards & TD in last meeting. Since entering NFL in 2004, ranks 1st in catches (1,032) & rec. yards (13,528) with 101 TDs. WR MICHAEL FLOYD has TD catch in 3 of past 4 vs. AFC…LBs CHANDLER JONES & MARKUS GOLDEN lead team with 2 sacks each. CB MARCUS COOPER had 2 INTs last week, incl. 60-yard TD. CB PATRICK PETERSON had INT in last meeting…BILLS: QB TYROD TAYLOR has 110.3 rating & 9 TDs (7 pass, 2 rush) in past 5 at home. Threw 3 TDs last week, incl. 84-yarder to WR MARQUISE GOODWIN & 71-yarder to WR GREG SALAS. Is 1 of 5 Bills QBs with 2 70+ TD passes in game…RB LE SEAN MC COY has 383 scrimmage yards (95.8 per game) in 4 meetings. Is only NFL player with 7,000+ rush (7,167) & 2,000+ rec. (2,309) yards since 2010. RB REGGIE BUSH had 83-yard PR-TD & 46-yard rush TD in 2009 Div. vs. Az. (1/16/10 with NO), only player with 80+ yard PR-TD & 45+ yard rush TD in same playoff game…WR SAMMY WATKINS has 15 catches for 276 yards (92 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 vs. NFC. WR Goodwin had 1st career 100-yard game (2 catches, 112 yards) last week…CB NICKELL ROBEY-COLEMAN had 36-yard FR-TD in Week 2. LB JERRY HUGHES has 4.5 sacks in past 7 vs. NFC. CB STEPHON GILMORE has INT in 3 of past 5 vs. NFC. LB LORENZO ALEXANDER played 2 seasons (2013-14) with Az. Had sack & FF last week. LB PRESTON BROWN had 16 tackles & FF in Week 2.

Cardinals Rebound from Week One Loss; Pound Bucs 40-7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals looked like the team they are supposed to be, often at the expense of Jameis Winston.

Carson Palmer threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns, and the Cardinals intercepted Winston four times in a 40-7 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Marcus Cooper, acquired for a conditional draft pick in a trade with Kansas City on Sept. 2, had two interceptions, returning the second 60 yards for a score. Winston also fumbled the ball away once.

“It is a humbling league,” Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter said. “We got humbled today.”

Winston, who had four touchdown passes against Atlanta in the opener and was NFC player of the week, threw 51 passes, the most in his two NFL seasons, completing 27 for 243 yards.

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Patriots vs Cardinals NFL Week One Capsule



STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Bill Belichick: 3-1 Bruce Arians: 0-0
LAST GAME 09/16/12: Cardinals 20 at Patriots 18. Arizona QB Kevin Kolb throws TD pass to WR Andre Roberts & adds rush TD. Cardinals’ defense records 4 sacks & INT.
LAST GAME AT SITE 09/19/04: Patriots 23, Cardinals 12. New England QB Tom Brady throws for 219 yards & 2 TDs. Patriots RB Corey Dillon rushes for 158 yards.
REFEREE Tony Corrente
BROADCAST NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (NE), 81 (Az). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (NE), 225 (Az).

2015 STATS

PASSING Jimmy Garoppolo (Pre.): 36-54-406-1-0-95.1 Carson Palmer: 342-537-4671-35 (T2L)-11-104.6 (3L)
RUSHING LeGarrette Blount: 165-703-4.3-6 Chris Johnson: 196-814-4.2-3
RECEIVING Rob Gronkowski (TE): 72-1176-16.3-11 Larry Fitzgerald: 109-1215-11.1-9
OFFENSE 374.4 408.3 (1L)
DEFENSE 339.4 321.7
SACKS Jabaal Sheard: 8 Chandler Jones (NE): 12.5
INTs Ryan: 4 Tyrann Mathieu: 5
PUNTING Ryan Allen: 46.0 Drew Butler: 42.9
KICKING Stephen Gostkowski: 151 (1L) (52/52 PAT; 33/36 FG) Chandler Catanzaro: 137 (3L) (53/58 PAT; 28/31 FG)


PATRIOTS: Only team in NFL history to win 12 division titles in 13 seasons. Have won 12+ games in 6 consecutive seasons, 2nd team to accomplish feat (Ind., 2003-09)…QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO makes 1st career NFL start. In preseason, completed 36 of 54 (66.7 pct.) for 406 yards with 1 TD & 0 INTs for 95.1 rating…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT rushed for 120 yards & 2 TDs in only game vs. Az. (10/31/10 with TB)…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI led team with 11 TD catches in 2015 & is only TE in NFL history with 5 career 10+ TD seasons. Since entering NFL in 2010, has 65 rec. TDs, most in NFL. WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 7 rec. TDs in past 8. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT has 263 catches since 2012, 4th most by NFL TE. Spent previous 3 seasons in Chi…LB JAMIE COLLINS led team in tackles (89) in 2015 for 2nd consecutive season. CBs MALCOLM BUTLER (15) & LOGAN RYAN (14) led team in PD in 2015. Ryan also ranked 1st on club with 4 INTs last year…CARDINALS: Set franchise record with 13 wins, won NFC West & advanced to NFC Champ Game last season. Scored team-record 489 points (30.6 avg.) & led NFL in total offense (408.3 yards per game) in 2015…QB CARSON PALMER set franchise record with 35 pass TDs, 4,671 pass yards & 104.6 rating in 2015. Is only QB in team history with 2 4,000-yard seasons. Had 100+ passer rating in 11 games last year, most in NFL…RB DAVID JOHNSON led NFL rookies with 13 total TDs last season…WR LARRY FITZGERALD had team-record 109 catches in 2015, his 3rd 100-catch season. Had 1,215 rec. yards, his club-record 7th 1,000-yard season. WR JOHN BROWN had career-high 65 catches, 1,003 yards & 7 TDs last season…LB DEONE BUCANNON led team with 109 tackles in 2015. Was 1 of 2 in NFL with 100+ tackles, 3+ sacks, 3+ FFs & INT last season. LB CHANDLER JONES makes Az. debut. Had career-high 12.5 sacks last season with NE. S TYRANN MATHIEU tied for team lead with 5 INTs in 2015.

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