Posted: Thursday October 11, 2012 2:26 PM

NFL Capsule: Bills at Cardinals

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BUFFALO (2-3) At ARIZONA (4-1)

Thursday, 4:05 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 5

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 2-3; Arizona 3-2

SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 5-4

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 27; Cardinals No. 10

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Bills 41-17, Oct. 5, 2008

LAST WEEK - Bills lost to 49ers 45-3; Cardinals lost to Rams 17-3





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Since taking 21-7 third-quarter lead over New England two games ago, Bills have been outscored 90-10. ... Buffalo has given up 1,208 yards in last two games, most since New York Yanks allowed 1,207 in consecutive weeks in 1950. ... Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick grew up in Gilbert, in suburban east Phoenix, and was big Arizona State and Cardinals fan. His favorite player for both Arizona State and Cardinals was QB Jake Plummer. ... Bills signed ex-Cardinal OL Reggie Wells on Tuesday to bolster injury-ravaged offensive line. Wells spent first seven of his 10 NFL seasons with Arizona. ... Three Buffalo offensive linemen are out with injuries and another's status uncertain for Sunday. ... Bills spent week in Arizona, practicing at Arizona State, after losing at San Francisco on Sunday. ... Bills allowing 449.4 yards per game, Arizona's offense is averaging 273.2. Both are second-worst in NFL. ... Arizona lost RB Ryan Williams to season-ending shoulder injury in loss to Rams. Fellow RB Beanie Wells out for at least next five games with turf toe. ... Cardinals have yet to collect 300 yards in a game. ... Arizona has won eight straight at home, five in OT. Cardinals haven't won nine straight since 1925, when they played in Chicago's Comiskey Park against likes of Dayton Triangles and Pottsville Maroons, who ended that Cardinals' home win streak. .. If Cardinals win, their 5-1 mark would be best start in 36 years. .... Arizona has allowed 98 fewer points than Buffalo, 78 to 176. ... By going 4-1 this season, QB Kevin Kolb is 7-7 as an Arizona starter.


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