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Cardinals vs. Buccaneers: The stats, history, connections and more

A look at the matchup between the two teams.

Harry How

The Arizona Cardinals face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Let's take a look into this matchup.

History:

The two teams have met 17 times before 2013. Tampa is 9-8 against the Cards. Arizona hasn't beaten the Bucs since 2005. The last time the two teams faced one another, it was 2010 and Tampa left with a 38-35 win.

The stats:

The Cardinals thus far this season have scored 56 points. Tampa has scored 34. Arizona has allowed 79, while the Bucs have allowed 56. Arizona has allowed nine sacks. Tampa has given up seven. The Cardinals have the 23rd best overall offense. Tampa is 31st. Defensively, the Cards are 19th and the Bucs 15th.

The connections:

When it comes to players, only one is connected to the opponent. Only cornerback Michael Adams played for the Cardinals. No other player on either side ever played for the other team.

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