September 22, 2016

ARIZONA (1-1) at BUFFALO (0-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cardinals 1-1, Bills 0-2

SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 6-4

LAST MEETING - Bills beat Cardinals 19-16, OT, Oct. 14, 2012

LAST WEEK - Cardinals beat Buccaneers 40-7; Bills lost to Jets 37-31

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 6, Bills No. 30

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (16), PASS (8).

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (11), PASS (15).

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (24), PASS (30).

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23T), RUSH (15), PASS (24).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bills coach Rex Ryan and twin brother Rob broke into NFL with Cardinals as assistants on their late father Buddy Ryan's staff in 1994-95. Rex hired Rob this offseason as assistant head coach responsible for defense. ... Arizona hits road for first time after closing last year with five straight road victories - team's longest streak since winning six in row spanning 1975-76. ... Only game vs. Bills in WR Larry Fitzgerald's 188-game career was in Cards' last game at Buffalo, 38-14 loss on Oct. 31, 2004. He's caught pass in 181 straight since - NFL's longest active streak. ... In two games, Fitzgerald has team-leading 14 catches for 162 yards and three TDs. ... QB Carson Palmer completed three touchdown passes in 14:34 span of second quarter to build 24-0 lead over Tampa Bay. Palmer improved to 30-10 as Arizona starter. ... Cardinals haven't turned ball over, and have NFL-leading seven takeaways (four interceptions, three fumbles), including CB Marcus Cooper returning interception 60 yards for score against Bucs. ... Free-agent addition LB Chandler Jones had career-best three sacks against Bills while playing for New England in Patriots' 40-32 win at Buffalo last September. ... Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn makes debut as offensive coordinator after Greg Roman was fired last Friday. ... In two games, Buffalo has 27 first downs, converted 6 of 23 third-down chances and had fewer than 48 minutes in time of possession. ... QB Tyrod Taylor went 18 of 30 for career-best 297 yards passing and three touchdowns against Jets, including 84-yard TD to Marquise Goodwin and 71-yard TD to Greg Salas. ... Bills totaled 151 yards rushing in two games after NFL-leading 2,432 last year. ... Defense allowed 493 yards to Jets, including 374 passing. New York combined for 283 yards offense and 20 points on first four drives. ... Fantasy Tip: Fitzgerald has shot to continue hot start against secondary that allowed Eric Decker six catches for 126 yards and TD, and Brandon Marshall six catches for 101 yards.

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