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Cardinals-Buccaneers Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-09-26 13:25

ARIZONA (1-2) at TAMPA BAY (0-3)

1 p.m. EDT, FOX

OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Arizona 2-1, Tampa Bay 1-2

SERIES RECORD - Buccaneers lead 9-8

LAST MEETING - Buccaneers won 38-35, Oct. 31, 2010

LAST WEEK - Cardinals lost to Saints 31-7; Buccaneers lost to Patriots 23-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 22, Buccaneers No. 31

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (23), PASS (19)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (T19), RUSH (3), PASS (26)

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (15), PASS (31)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (T15), RUSH (17), PASS (15)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cardinals visiting Raymond James Stadium for first time since losing Super Bowl there Feb. 1, 2009 vs. Pittsburgh. ... Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald leads league with 64 touchdown receptions, including playoffs, since 2007. ... Arizona DT Darnell Dockett coming off three-sack performance against Saints. Meanwhile, Cardinals' defense lost three starters to injuries last week, including S Rashad Johnson, who lost part of finger making tackle. ... Cardinals QB Carson Palmer faced Tampa Bay last year with Oakland, attempting career-high 61 passes and throwing for 414 yards and four TDs in loss. ... Buccaneers rookie QB Mike Glennon makes regular-season debut, replacing Josh Freeman, benched after completing NFL-low 45.7 percent of passes in three losses to begin season. ... Bucs have lost eight of nine, dating to last season. ... Bucs RB Doug Martin, second in NFL in rushing with 297 yards, will test league's No. 3-ranked run defense. Cardinals yielding 73.3 yards per game on ground. ... Tampa Bay LB Lavonte David one of two players in league with at least three sacks and an interception. ... After finishing 29th in NFL with 27 sacks in 2012, Bucs have 12 through three games - tied for third. Tampa Bay only team with four players with at least one sack and an interception.

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