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December 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Seahawks-Cardinals: Just the facts

Here are the weekly news and notes on the Seahawks’ upcoming game from the NFL:

ARIZONA CARDINALS (9-5) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (12-2)

SERIES

CARDINALS SEAHAWKS
SERIES LEADER 15-14  
STREAKS   Past 2, 5 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Arians: 0-1 Carroll: 6-2
LAST WEEK W 37-34 (OT) at Titans W 23-0 at Giants
LAST GAME 10/17/13: Seahawks 34 at Cardinals 22. Seattle QB Russell Wilson throws for 235 yards & 3 TDs with 122.1 passer rating. Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch adds 91 rush yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/9/12: Seahawks 58, Cardinals 0. Marshawn Lynch rushes for 128 yards & 3 TDs (20, 4, 33). Seahawks defense force 8 turnovers (4 INTs & 4 fumbles).
BROADCAST FOX (1:05 PM PT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 158 (Arz.), 113 (Sea.). XM: 229 (Sea.). 

STATS

PASSING Palmer: 321-498-3,689-21-17-86.5 Wilson: 231-357-3,077-24-8-105.0
RUSHING Mendenhall: 186-577-3.1-8 (T3C) Lynch: 260-1,089-4.2-11 (T1L)
RECEIVING Fitzgerald: 73-823-11.3-10 Tate: 54-735-13.6-4
OFFENSE 339.5 354.5
TAKE/GIVE +3 +16 (1C)
DEFENSE 322.3 279.5 (1L)
SACKS Abraham: 11.5 (T2C) Avril: 8
INTs 3 tied: 3 Sherman: 6 (T1L)
PUNTING Zastudil: 45.3 Ryan: 42.5
KICKING Feely: 110 (35/35 PAT; 25/29 FG) Hauschka: 130 (1C) (40/40 PAT; 30/31 FG)

NOTES

CARDINALS: Have won 6 of past 7…QB CARSON PALMER has 106 rating in past 7, incl. 5 games with 100+ rating…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has 5 rush TDs in past 5. RB ANDRE ELLINGTON had 158 scrimmage yards (87 rec., 71 rush) last week & averaged 11.3 yards per touch…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 5 TDs in past 5. Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 72 rec. TDs. In past 6, WR MICHAEL FLOYD has 24 catches, all for 1st down…CB ANTOINE CASON had 2 INTs (1 TD) last week. Cardinals have INT-TD in 3 of past 4 (LB KARLOS DANSBY 2, Cason 1). Dansby has 3.5 sacks & 2 INT-TDs in past 4. Is only player in NFL with 5+ sacks (6.5) & 2 INT-TDs. Ties for NFL lead with 105 solo tackles. LB JOHN ABRAHAM has 11.5 sacks & 4 FFs in past 8. Leads active players with 133.5 sacks & 48 FFs. Had 2 sacks & 2 FFs in last meeting. Since 2011, CB-PR PATRICK PETERSON is only player with 10+ INTs (12) & 3+ PR-TDs (4). DE CALAIS CAMPBELL has 6 sacks in past 9 meetings…SEAHAWKS: Clinched playoff spot & in control for No. 1 seed. Have won past 2 meetings by 92-22 score…QB RUSSELL WILSON has 23 wins in 1st 2 seasons, most in SB era. Has 50 pass TDs, 1 of 3 in NFL history with 50+ pass TDs in 1st 2 seasons. Had 3 TDs & 122.1 rating in last meeting…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH has rushed for 219 yards (109.5 per game) & 4 TDs in past 2 vs. Az. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL w/ 3,620 rush yards & 31 rush TDs…WR-PR GOLDEN TATE is only player in NFL with 700+ rec. (735) & 500+ PR (540) yards. TE ZACH MILLER aims for 3rd in row vs. Az. w/ TD…Defense leads NFL w/ 22 INTs. Had 5 INTs last week, incl. 2 each by CBs RICHARD SHERMAN & BYRON MAXWELL. Since entering NFL in 2011, Sherman leads NFL with 18 INTs. In past 4 meetings, has 4 INTs (1 INT-TD) & 2 FRs. S EARL THOMAS is 1 of 2 in NFL with 80+ tackles (89), 5+ INTs (5) & 2+ FFs (2). Had INT in last meeting. Since 2011, DE CLIFF AVRIL is 1 of 2 in NFL w/ 25+ sacks (28.5) & 12+ FF (13). Has 6 sacks in past 8. DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 7 sacks, 3 FFs & 2 FRs in past 7 vs. Az.

 

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