Cardinals at Packers Week Nine Capsule

ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-4) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (5-3)

SERIES

  CARDINALS PACKERS
SERIES LEADER   43-22-4
STREAKS   6 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Whisenhunt: 1-1 McCarthy: 2-1
LAST WEEK L 24-3 vs. 49ers W 24-15 vs. Jaguars
LAST GAME 1/3/10: Packers 33 at Cardinals 7. Green Bay CB Charles Woodson records 45-yard INT-TD as GB races to 26-0 halftime lead. Packers defense holds Arizona to just 187 total yards. 
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/29/06: Packers 31, Cardinals 14. Green Bay RB Ahman Green rushes for 106 yards & 2 2nd-quarter TDs (4, 2). Packers QB Brett Favre adds pass & rush TD.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 137 (Arz.), 92 (GB). XM: 225 (GB). 

STATS

PASSING Skelton: 73-126-746-1-4-64.5 Rodgers: 205-297-2,165 (3C)-21 (1L)-4-107.9 (1C)
RUSHING Stephens-Howling: 51-133-2.6-2 Green: 76-219-2.9-0
RECEIVING Fitzgerald: 45-511-11.4-3 Cobb: 42-463-11.0-4
OFFENSE 289.9 344.6
TAKE/GIVE +3 +3
DEFENSE 312.8 342.1
SACKS Washington: 8 (3L) Matthews: 9 (1C)
INTs Peterson: 3 Hayward (R): 4 (T3L)
PUNTING Zastudil: 46.7 Masthay: 44.8
KICKING Feely: 49 (13/13 PAT; 12/15 FG) Crosby: 50 (23/23 PAT; 9/13 FG)

NOTES

CARDINALS: QB JOHN SKELTON had career-highs in att. (52) & comp. (32) last week & had 4th career game with 290+ yards (290)…In last road game, RB-KR LA ROD STEPHENS-HOWLING had career-high 104 rush yards & TD. In 2 meetings (incl. playoffs), has 9 KR for 189 yards (21 avg.)…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 3 TD catches in 2 career meetings (incl. playoffs). Since 2005, leads NFL with 68 rec. TDs, is 2nd with 9,346 rec. yards & ranks 3rd with 680 catches. WR ANDRE ROBERTS has 7 TDs in past 12. WR EARLY DOUCET had six catches for 77 yards & 2 TDs in WC playoff meeting…LB DARYL WASHINGTON ranks 3rd in NFL with career-high 8 sacks. Had 2 sacks last week & aims for 3rd in row with 2+ sacks. Is 1st Cardinal with 2+ sacks in consecutive games since 1999 (ERIC SWANN). Washington has 9 sacks in past 9. DT DARNELL DOCKETT had sack in WC playoff meeting. LB O’BRIEN SCHOFIELD has 4 sacks in past 6 games… PACKERS: Through 8 games, QB AARON RODGERS has 21 TD passes. He is 1st QB in NFL history to have 20+ TD passes through his team’s 1st 8 games in back-to-back seasons (24 TDs through 8 games in 2011). Had 115+ rating in both career meetings (incl. WC playoff), passing for 658 yards & 5 TDs for 120.8 rating in those 2. Packers are 25-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating…RB ALEX GREEN had career-high 82 scrimmage yards last week (54 rush, 28 rec.). Aims for 5th in row with 60+ scrim. yards…WR JAMES JONES scored 1st career postseason TD vs. Arz. in WC playoff. Leads teams with 7 TDs & needs 1 more for career high (7 in 2011). WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB is only player in NFL with 450+ KR (466), 450+ receiving (463), 150+ PR (165) & 50+ rush (67) yards. Has 4 TD catches in past 4 & aims for 3rd in row with TD. WR JORDY NELSON has 5 TDs in past 4…Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS leads NFL with 15 INTs. LB CLAY MATTHEWS leads NFC with 9 sacks & needs 1 more for 3rd career 10+ sack season (10 in 2009; 13.5 in 2010). CB CASEY HAYWARD leads all rookies with 4 INTs.


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