Week 8 NFL Capsules: Cardinals @ Ravens

ARIZONA CARDINALS (1-5) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-2)

NOTES

CARDINALS: 4 of 6 games this season have been decided by 7 points or fewer…QB KEVIN KOLB passed for 272 yards vs. Pit. In 12 starts with 15+ att., has passed for 250+ yards 8 times (66.7 pct.)…RB BEANIE WELLS has rushed for TD in 4 of 5 games played in ’11. Tied for 3rd in NFL with 6 rushing TDs. RB LA ROD STEPHENS-HOWLING had 73-yard TD catch last week, longest by Arz. RB since 2002 (MARCEL SHIPP, 80 yards)…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has TD catch in 3 of past 4 road games. In past 12 games vs. AFC (incl. SB), has 10 TD catches. WR EARLY DOUCET is 2nd in NFL with 14 catches on 3rd down. TE TODD HEAP spent 2001-10 with Bal. & is franchise leader in TD catches (41). Needs 20 catches to reach 500 for career (480)…S ADRIAN WILSON is 1 of 5 S in NFL history with 20+ sacks (22.5) & 25+ INTs (26). Since start of 2005, Wilson (19.5) has most sacks by DB. Since start of 2007, DT DARNELL DOCKETT has 29.5 sacks, most by DT (incl. playoffs). Had 1.5 sacks & FF in only meeting. LB JOEY PORTER has 3 sacks in past 2 vs. Bal. (both w/ Pit.)…RAVENS: Club is 6-0 against NFC at home under head coach JOHN HARBAUGHRavens aim for 6th consecutive win at home…For career, QB JOE FLACCO is 22-5 (.815) at home & has 32 TDs vs. 15 INTs & 90.4 passer rating. Aims for 5th consecutive game vs. NFC with 100+ passer rating (110.8, 103.2, 112.9, 103.6). In 3 games at home this season, RB RAY RICE is averaging 91.3 rush yards per game (274 total). Rice has 824 rush yards in 9 career starts vs. NFC (92 per game)…Selected in 2nd round of ’03 NFL Draft by Arz., WR ANQUAN BOLDIN spent 7 seasons (2003-09) with Cardinals. Boldin (91) needs 9 catches to reach 100 with Ravens. Rookie WR TORREY SMITH averages 22.4 yards per rec. (12 rec., 269 yards)…Ravens allow NFL-low in points per game (13.8) & yards per game (272.7) this season…Defense leads NFL with 9 FRs in ’11…LB TERRELL SUGGS (73.5) needs 1.5 sacks to reach 75 career…DT HALOTI NGATA aims for 4th straight game with sack…S ED REED has 15 career INTs vs. NFC.

SERIES

CARDINALS

RAVENS

SERIES LEADER

 

3-1

STREAKS

 

3-1

COACHES VS. OPP.

Whisenhunt: 0-1

Harbaugh: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 32-20 vs. Steelers

L 12-7 at Jaguars

LAST GAME

9/23/07: Cardinals 23 at Ravens 26. Baltimore K Matt Stover converts 4 FGs, including game-winning 46-yarder as time expires as Ravens defeat Arizona. 

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/23/07

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 137 (Arz.), 93 (Bal.).  XM: 226 (Bal.). 

STATS

PASSING

Kolb: 119-206-1,553-7-7-78.8

Flacco: 110-211-1,415-8-5-76.2

RUSHING

Wells: 91-423-4.6-6 (T3L)

Rice: 97-426-4.4-2

RECEIVING

Fitzgerald: 31-505-16.3-2

Boldin: 27-394-14.6-2

OFFENSE

338.5

330.3

TAKE/GIVE

-5

+4 (3C)

DEFENSE

388.3

272.7 (1L)

SACKS

Campbell: 2.5

Suggs: 5 (T3C)

INTs

4 tied: 1

E. Reed, Webb: 2

PUNTING

Zastudil: 45.0

Koch: 47.3

KICKING

Feely: 26 (14/14 PAT; 4/7 FG)

Cundiff: 57 (2C) (15/15 PAT; 14/17 FG)

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