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Cardinals vs. Seahawks preview: Stats, history, connections and milestones

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The fact sheet for tonight's huge game.

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Has it been said enough? The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks play on Sunday Night Football in a contest that will likely determine the NFC title. If Arizona wins, they clinch the division and the top seed in the NFC. If Seattle wins, they will be in the driver's seat for an NFC West title.

Here is a matchup preview with stats and more.



Points per game: Seattle 24.2 (11th), Arizona 20.5 (22nd)
Total yardage: Seattle 361.6 (11th), Arizona 321.6 (24th)
Rushing: Seattle 168.8 (1st), Arizona 84.4 (28th)
Passing: Arizona 237.3 (15th), Seattle 192.8 (31st)
Touchdowns: Seattle 36 (14th), Arizona 30 (20th)
Sacks allowed: Arizona 22 (5th), Seattle 38 (20th)
Time of possession: Seattle 32:11 (4th), Arizona 29:57 (18th)


Points allowed per game: Seattle 17.3 (2nd), Arizona 17.4 (3rd)
Yardage allowed per game: Seattle 272.4 (1st), Arizona 350 (14th)
Rushing yards allowed: Seattle 88.1 (5th), Arizona 90.4 (6th)
Passing yards allowed: Seattle 184.3 (1st), Arizona 259.6 (29th)
Touchdowns allowed: Arizona 25 (2nd), Seattle 27 (5th)
Sacks: Arizona 33 (16th), Seattle 29 (25th)
Turnover ratio: Arizona +12 (2nd), Seattle +8 (6th)


This will be the 32nd regular season matchup between the two teams. Seattle leads all-time 16-15. The two teams have played one another twice a season since 2002 and Seattle holds a 14-11 advantage since then, but Arizona is 7-5 at home and has won six of the last eight games against Seattle at home. The two teams have split the season series the past three seasons, and will do again for a fourth consecutive season if Arizona wins.

They first played one another in 1976, with Seattle getting a 30-24 win in Washington. They last played in Week 12, with the Seahawks coming away with a 19-3 victory.


Arizona has three former Seahawks.

Guard Paul Fanaika spent parts of 2010 and 2011 with Seattle.

Tight end John Carlson played for the Seahawks from 2008-2011. He was a second round pick in 2008 and left via free agency after the 2011 season. In his first two seasons, he set the team's positional record for receptions and receiving yards.

Tight end Darren Fells was with Seattle during the 2013 offseason and training camp.

Seattle has O'Brien Schofield, who was drafted by the Cardinals and played three injury-riddled seasons. He was taken in the fourth round by Arizona in 2010. He played in 35 games and collected 10.5 sacks. He was cut right before training camp last year to make room for John Abraham.


Arizona would set a franchise record for wins in a season with 12 if they beat the Seahawks.

With a win, they would also finish the season 8-0 at home. That would be the first undefeated season at home since the advent of the 16-game season and the first time in history since 1947, when they went 5-0 at home (and won the championship that season).

If Arizona rushes for at least 140 yards, it would mark the first time since 1988 that the team rushed for at least that much in three straight games.

Larry Fitzgerald is still looking for TD reception number 90 in his career. If he catches a touchdown, he would become the 10th player ever to have that many TDs and at least 12,000 yards receiving in a career.

With 58 yards receiving, Fitz would move up to 21st all time, passing up Hall of Fame receiver Charlie Joiner.

With four tackles, linebacker Larry Foote will reach 100 for the season, the fourth time in his career he would reach that mark.

With one made field goal, Chandler Catanzaro would tie Jim Bakken for fifth place in team history with 27 made field goals in a season. With a second made field goal, he would tie Neil Rackers for fourth place with 28.