NFL PREVIEW: ARIZONA CARDINALS (6-4) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (4-6)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: All-time series tied, 7-7
STREAKS: Patriots have won 6 of past 7
LAST GAME: 9/11/16: Patriots 23 at Cardinals 21
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/16/12: Cardinals 20, Patriots 18
QB KYLER MURRAY passed for 269 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 102.2 rating last week. Has 8 games with both pass & rush TD in 2020, tied-most in single season in NFL history. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5. Has 12 TDs (9 pass, 3 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 98.3 rating in 5 road games this season. • RB KENYAN DRAKE had rush TD last week. Has 8 rush TDs in his past 7 on road & aims for his 4th in row on road with rush TD. Has TD in 2 of his 3 career games at NE. RB CHASE EDMONDS had rec. TD in Week 11. Has TD in 4 of his past 5 on road. • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS had 5 catches last week & became youngest player to reach 700 career receptions in NFL history. Is 5th player with 700+ catches in 1st 8 seasons in NFL history. Has 5+ receptions in 4 of his 5 road games this season. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NE with 5+ catches & 60+ rec. yards. WR LARRY FITZGERALD led team with 8 catches last week. Has 57 games with 8+ receptions, most in NFL history. Had 8 catches for 81 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. WR CHRISTIAN KIRK has 3 rec. TDs in his past 4 on road. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 50+ rec. yards. • S BUDDA BAKER has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road. Aims for his 4th in row on road with TFL. Is 1 of 2 DBs (JORDAN POYER) with 75+ tackles (78), 2+ sacks (2) & 2+ INTs (2) this season. Rookie LB ISAIAH SIMMONS had career-high 10 tackles & 1st career sack last week. LB HAASON REDDICK has 8 TFL in his past 5. LB JORDAN HICKS has 9+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 on road. CB PATRICK PETERSON had INT in last road meeting. Since 2011, ranks 3rd among active players with 28 INTs.
QB CAM NEWTON passed for 365 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 102.6 rating last week. Aims for 5th in row with 0 INTs & 3rd in row with 100+ rating. Has passed for 942 yards (314 per game) in 3 career games vs. Az. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. Ranks 2nd among QBs & tied-3rd in NFL with 9 rush TDs. • RB SONY MICHEL has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. RB DAMIEN HARRIS had 54 scrimmage yards (43 rush, 11 rec.) & rushed for TD last week. Aims for 6th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Has 191 scrimmage yards (95.5 per game) in his past 2 at home. RB JAMES WHITE had season-high 83 scrimmage yards (64 rec., 19 rush) & 6 catches last week. Had 5 catches for 40 yards in last meeting. Since 2015, leads RBs in receptions (348), rec. yards (3,053) & rec. TDs (24). • WR DAMIERE BYRD had 6 catches for career-high 132 yards & TD last week. Has 5+ catches in 2 of past 3. Has 70+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC West. Had 32 catches for 359 yards & TD in 2019 with Az. WR JAKOBI MEYERS has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5. Has 60+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. WR N’KEAL HARRY had 5 catches in Week 11. TE RYAN IZZO had season-high 59 rec. yards last week. • CB J.C. JACKSON has INT in 5 of past 6. Aims for his 6th in row at home with PD & 4th in row at home with INT. Ties for NFL lead with 6 INTs this season. CB STEPHON GILMORE aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles. Had 4 PD & 2 INTs in his last game vs. Az. (9/25/16 with Buf.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Az. with PD. S DEVIN MCCOURTY had 9 tackles in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West with INT.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver (field reporter) SIRIUS: 113 (AZ), 121 (NE) | XM: 387 (AZ), 232 (NE)