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Flock of Cardinals Facts and Stats for Week 1

Courtesy of Ryer Ulland at Sports 620 KTAR, here’s some facts, stats, and other points of interest regarding the Cardinals in general and Arizona’s history against St. Louis.

  • The Cardinals will have as many as 11 players starting this week that are new to the roster or are playing in a new position.
  • The Cardinals can even up the all-time series against the Rams with a victory this week. The Rams lead the series 31-30-2 dating all the way back to when the Cards were in Chicago and the Rams were back in Cleveland in 1937.
  • The 2009 season marked the first time since 1975 that the Cards went without back-to-back losses in a single season. Arizona was the only team in the NFL to go without losing back-to-back games in ’09.
  • The Cards have a seven game winning streak against the Rams.
  • The game against the Rams will be the 21st time in 23 seasons in which the Cards have started on the road.
  • Arizona was tied for 2nd with Dallas for the least amount of points against on the road. They allowed an average of 17.4 points per game only behind the New York Jets.
  • The Cardinals QB’s coach Chris Miller was the St. Louis quarterback from 1994-95. He started 23 games and threw for 4,727 yards with 34 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.
  • Tim Hightower ran for 110 yards against the Rams in the [his] first matchup but only 32 in [his] second.
  • Larry Fitzgerald has 77 receptions for 988 yards and 11 TD’s in 12 career games against St. Louis.
  • Derek Anderson has a career record of 16-18. 10 of the 16 wins came in 2007 when he led the Browns to their most wins since 1994 with a 10-6 record.
  • LB Daryl Washington will be the first defensive rookie starter since Ken Whisenhunt took over the Cardinals in 2007.
  • The Cardinals have a 13-5 record against the NFC West since Whisenhunt started as the head coach in Arizona.

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