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Playoff contender Redskins face also-ran Cardinals

WASHINGTON (6-4-1) at ARIZONA (4-6-1)

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

OPENING LINE — Cardinals by 3

RECORD VS SPREAD — Redskins 7-3, Cardinals 3-8

SERIES RECORD— Redskins lead 74-45-2

LAST MEETING — Cardinals beat Redskins 30-20, Oct. 12, 2014

LAST WEEK — Redskins lost to Cowboys 31-26, Cardinals lost to Falcons 38-19

AP PRO32 RANKING — Redskins No. 9 (tie), Cardinals No. 25

REDSKINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (11), PASS (2)

REDSKINS Defence — OVERALL (25). RUSH(25), PASS (16)

CARDINALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (17), PASS (9)

CARDINALS Defence — OVERALL (1), RUSH (11), PASS (2)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Redskins have half-game lead in crowded race for NFC's second wild-card spot. ... Washington TE Jordan Reed played second half against Dallas with separated shoulder. He had 30 per cent range of motion with injured arm but would not rule himself out of Arizona game. ... QB Kirk Cousins needs 125 yards to pass Jason Campbell for sixth on franchise career yards passing list. Cousins needs 229 yards to jump from ninth to fourth on the franchise single-season passing list. ... Cousins has no interceptions his last three starts. ... WR Jamison Crowder has 114 catches over past two seasons and has returned two punts for TDs this year. ... Redskins and Cardinals have met 122 times in series dating to 1932. ... Washington has won 10 of last 12 meetings with Arizona but lost the most recent one, in 2014. ... QB Carson Palmer has been sacked 32 times in 10 games this season. He was sacked 25 times in 16 games last season. ... Arizona's injury-ravaged OL includes three highly inexperienced players: LT D.J. Humphries, RT Ulrick John and RG John Wetzel. ... RB David Johnson has 11 consecutive games with 100 yards from scrimmage. ... Bruce Arians-coached teams are 5-1 against NFC East. ... Larry Fitzgerald is one of six players in NFL history with 100 catches for one team. Fitzgerald has caught a pass in 190 consecutive games. ... With three catches, Fitzgerald will be youngest player in NFL history to reach 1,100 career receptions. He needs six catches to pass Hall of Famer Cris Carter and tie Marvin Harrison for third on the NFL's all-time receptions list. ...... 25 Arizona players have missed combined 93 games due to injury. ... Fantasy Tip: Cousins has thrown for more than 350 yards in each of his last two games, has multiple TD passes in four straight games and has no interceptions in last three contests.

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