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Buccaneers Vs. Cardinals: NFL Week 8 Notes, Stats And Trends

 

NOTES

BUCCANEERS:

  • QB Josh Freeman has won 6 of past 9 starts.  5 of his 7 career wins have been 4th-quarter comebacks. TB trailed 17-12 in 4th when Freeman threw game-winning TD pass to
  • RB Cadillac Williams w/ 10 seconds left last week...In career, when Williams has 22+ att., Bucs are 13-0 (2-0 in 2010). Has 15 catches in past 2, incl. career-high 8 last week. In last meeting,
  • RB Earnest Graham rushed for 124 yards & 1 TD. 
  • RB LeGarrette Blount led team w/ 72 rush yards last week...
  • WR Mike Williams (4th round) leads NFL rookies with 365 rec. yards. Leads rookie WRs with 28 catches & 3 rec. TDs.  
  • TE Kellen Winslow aims for 4th in row with 5+ catches...
  • CB Ronde Barber is 1 of only 2 players in NFL history with 25+ sacks (25) & 30+ INTs (39).  
  • DE Stylez G White had 1st FF of season last week.
  • Rookie S Cody Grimm (7th round) has 2 INTs & FF in past 3, incl. 11-yard INT-TD...

CARDINALS: Have won 12 of past 15 vs. division...In only career home start (vs. NO in Wk. 5)

  • QB Max Hall became 1st undrafted rookie QB to defeat defending SB champs since 1967.
  •  In only home start in '10, QB Derek Anderson threw 2 TD passes (24-23 W vs. Oak.)...
  • RB Beanie Wells rushed for 54 yards & scored 1st TD of season last week. 
  • RB Tim Hightower is averaging career-high 5.7 yards per carry...
  • WR Larry Fitzgerald had 4 rec. for 95 yards (23.8 avg.) in last meeting. Since 2008, has 36 rec. TDs, most in NFL (incl. playoffs).
  • Rookie WR Andre Roberts (3rd round) made 1st NFL start last week (2 rec., career-high 40 yards)...
  • DT Alan Branch tied career-high w/ 2 sacks & FF last week.
  • Since start of 2007, DT Darnell Dockett has 25 sacks, most by DT (incl. playoffs).  Had 2 sacks in last meeting.
  • LB Joey Porter has 7 sacks in 3 career games vs. TB, incl. 4 on 10/21/01 (tied for career-high).
  • S Adrian Wilson is 1 of 10 players in NFL history with 20+ sacks (21.5) & 20+ INTs (25).

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