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Quick Take: Cardinals (4-5) at Bengals (3-6)


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Quick Take: Cardinals (4-5) at Bengals (3-6)


Last meeting

In November 2003, the Cardinals edged the Bengals 17-14. Arizona QB Jeff Blake passed for 166 yards and two TDs. The Cardinals limited Cincinnati to 263 total net yards and made two interceptions.


The Bengals have won three of the last five to take a 5-3 lead in the all-time series.

Last week

The Cardinals beat the Lions at home 31-21, holding the Lions to minus-18 yards rushing. QB Kurt Warner completed 26 of 36 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns. Bengals kicker Shayne Graham hit a franchise-record seven field goals as Cincinnati downed the Ravens 21-7.

At stake

The Cardinals are trying to keep pace with Seattle in the NFC West while the banged-up Bengals sit at the bottom of the AFC North.

Key matchup

Bengals WR Carson palmer vs. Cardinals secondary. The Cardinalss held an NFC pass-happy offense in check last week and will face a similar gun-slinging AFC foe in Week 11. Carson Palmer and WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh didn't hook up for a TD last week (in fact the Bengals didn't score any TDs at all) for the first time this season. With Chris Henry back from suspension, Palmer now has three legitimate receiving threats in Houshmanzadeh, Henry and Chad Johnson, who hasn't caught a TD in seven games. Arizona has done a decent job against the pass this season, allowing just over 200 yards per game.

Did you know?

In his only start vs. Cincinnati (Oct. 3, 1999), Warner posted a perfect 158.3 passer rating, completing 17 of 21 passes for 310 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. ... Since 2003, the Bengals are 21-4 when their defense has two or more interceptions.

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i hope so, as i live in arizona, so i want to laugh at all az fans i know after bengals win

Isn't Arizona a good defense, lousy offense team....like last weeks chump Baltimore? I think Arizona has the edge on offense though. 21-17. Tossup who wins. So I'm flipping a coin now, heads the Bengals win. Well shoot, tails came up. Does it count if the coin hit my office shelf on the way down?

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