SEATTLE (7-9) At ARIZONA (8-8)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOX
OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 1 1/2
2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Seattle 10-4-2, Arizona 7-7-2
SERIES RECORD - Cardinals lead 14-12
AP PRO32 RANKING - Seahawks No. 22; Cardinals No. 25
LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Seahawks 23-20 in OT, Jan. 1, 2012
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (21), PASS (22)
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (15), PASS (11)
CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (24), PASS (17)
CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18t), RUSH (21), PASS (17)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Seattle rookie QB Russell Wilson completed 40 of 63 passes for 536 yards in preseason with five touchdowns, one interception. ... Seattle had 22 interceptions last season, Arizona 10. ... Seattle's starting defense second-youngest in NFL last season. ... Seahawks' Leon Washington has second-most kickoff returns for touchdowns (seven) in NFL history, one shy of Josh Cribbs' NFL record. ... Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch led NFL in rushing in final seven games of season. ... Seattle traveled 26,200 miles for road trips last season, second to Oakland (28,682) ... In game at Arizona in last season's finale, Seattle tied it on 61-yard pass from Tavaris Jackson to Ricardo Lockette with 7:47 left in regulation, but in OT, Arizona's defense held after Washington's 47-yard kickoff return to Seattle 40, John Skelton threw three times to Larry Fitzgerald, the last a one-handed grab to the Seattle 28 to help set up Jay Feely's game-winning 28-yard field goal. Win snapped three-game losing streak to Seattle. ... Fitzgerald had five catches for 104 yards in fourth quarter and OT. ... Third straight year Cardinals have faced rookie QB in season opener - they won other two, against St. Louis (Sam Bradford) and Carolina (Cam Newton). ... Fitzgerald has more career receptions (102) and yards receiving (1,371) against Seattle than any other NFL team. He has five 100-yard games against the Seahawks, four in last eight meetings ... Arizona had eight sacks in two games against Seattle last season. .... Cardinals won seven of last nine games last season. .... Skelton, who beat out Kevin Kolb for starting job, was 5-2 as starter last year, 6-2 if you count win over San Francisco, when he entered game after Kolb was injured on first series.
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