Game Day – NFC East vs NFC West

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    DALLAS (4-1) at SEATTLE (3-1)

    Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX

    OPENING LINE — Seahawks by 8.

    RECORD VS. SPREAD — Dallas 4-1, Seattle 3-1

    SERIES RECORD — Dallas leads 9-6.

    LAST MEETING — Seahawks beat Cowboys 27-7, Sept. 16, 2012.

    AP PRO32 RANKING — Cowboys No. 6, Seahawks No. 1

    COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (2), PASS (16).

    COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (20), PASS (18).

    SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (1), PASS (30).

    SEAHAWKS DEFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (1), PASS (22).

    STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Cowboys looking for first 5-1 start since 2007 and 13th in franchise history. Dallas went 13-3 in 2007 and won 12 of first 13 games. … Cowboys last won five straight games during 2007 season. … Cowboys beat Houston (then 3-1) last week and have chance at consecutive wins over teams with winning records for first time since 2007. … QB Tony Romo 3-1 in regular season against Seattle. … RB DeMarco Murray is first running back to rush for at least 100 yards in each of first five games of season since O.J. Simpson in 1975. … Murray can become first with six straight to start season since Jim Brown in 1958. … WR Dez Bryant has touchdown reception in past four games. … TE Jason Witten went over 10,000 yards receiving last week and needs two receptions to become second tight end with 900 catches. Tony Gonzalez is the other. … Cowboys defense already with six interceptions. … Since trailing 28-3 at halftime of opener vs. San Francisco, Cowboys have outscored opponents 132-75 over next 19 quarters, including overtime. … Seahawks QB Russell Wilson became fifth quarterback since 1970 with 200 yards passing, 100 yards rushing, one touchdown rushing and one touchdown passing with his performance last Monday vs. Washington. … Wilson was NFC offensive player of week for third time in career. … RB Marshawn Lynch has six total touchdowns in four games. Three receiving touchdowns is already career high. … Seahawks had 13 penalties vs. Washington. Was fifth time under coach Pete Carroll with 13 or more penalties. … Seahawks defense leads NFL in yards rushing per game allowed (62.3) and yards per carry (2.6). … Seahawks have allowed just five 100-yard rushers at CenturyLink Field during Carroll’s tenure. … Seahawks with only two interceptions through four games. Last season had seven through four games. … All-Pros CB Richard Sherman and S Earl Thomas still without an interception.

     

     

    WASHINGTON (1-4) at ARIZONA (3-1)

    Sunday, 4:25 p.m., ET, Fox

    OPENING LINE — Cardinals by 4

    RECORD VS. SPREAD — Washington 2-3, Arizona 2-2

    SERIES RECORD — Redskins lead 74-44-2

    LAST MEETING — Redskins beat Cardinals 22-21, Sept. 18, 2011.

    LAST WEEK — Redskins lost to Seahawks 27-17, Cardinals lost to Broncos 41-20

    AP PRO32 RANKING — Redskins No. 28, Cardinals No. 10

    REDSKINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (21), PASS (5)

    REDSKINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (15), PASS (10)

    CARDINALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (26), PASS (22)

    CARDINALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (5), PASS (31)

    STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Washington has lost 12 of past 13, beating only Jacksonville in that span. … Redskins RB Alfred Morris has yet to rush for 100 yards in game this season. … Washington QB Kirk Cousins 1-6 as starter, losing past six in row. … Washington coach Jay Gruden interviewed for Cardinals’ head coaching job before Bruce Arians was hired. …. Gruden 0 for 5 in replay challenges. … Redskins and Cardinals used to play twice a year as members of NFC East before Cardinals moved in 2002. … Washington has eight-game winning streak against Arizona; Cardinals’ last win was Dec. 24, 2000. … Teams’ matchup scheduled for Sept. 16, 2001, was postponed due to 9-11 attacks. … Washington WR DeSean Jackson’s 19 touchdowns of at least 50 yards most of any player since he entered league in 2008. … LB Ryan Kerrigan tied for most sacks in NFL this season at six. … Arizona QB Carson Palmer, out since season opener with shoulder injury, took every snap last season. … Cardinals QB Drew Stanton left Michigan State for NFL year before Redskins QB Kirk Cousins came to the school as freshman. … Redskins only NFC team not to play at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium. … Arizona LB Lorenzo Alexander set to play 100th career game, and it’s against former team. He played 92 games for Washington from 2007-2012, making Pro Bowl as special teams player final season there. … When Arizona made cross-country trip on short week, as Redskins are doing this week, Cardinals beat New York Giants 25-14 in Week 2. … Arizona 10-3 against teams outside NFC West since Arians took over last year. … Cardinals have not thrown interception this season; Redskins have intercepted two passes.

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