Washington has won eight of the past nine meetings to extend its overall series lead to 72-44-2. Check out the historical matchup of the last five games.
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The NFC's highest rated passer:Cardinals QB Kurt Warner beat out Matt Leinart for the starting job in the preseason and he seems to have found his MVP form of 2000. He played well in last year's loss to the Redskins but had a pair of costly interceptions. If Warner can limit his mistakes, it will be very tough for the Redskins to stop the Cardinals' prolific offense.
Pro Bowl DT Darnell Dockett: For the second straight season, the Maryland native returns to his home state to take on the Redskins. One of the league's premier interior defensive linemen, Dockett made his first Po Bowl last season. His ability to stuff the Redskins' rushing game is one of the primary factors of this game.
Lead blocker Mike Sellers: The veteran fullback played a central role in the Redskins' victory over the Saints. He led the way on Clinton Portis' first touchdown run and his alert block of Saints DT Kendrick Clancy allowed Campbell to step up in the pocket and deliver his winning TD throw to Moss. Against the attacking Cardinals defense, Sellers will need to be at his best in finding would-be tacklers to block.
Carlos Rogers' coverage skills: The Redskins cornerback has suffered no apparent setbacks in his recovery from knee surgery and he will have to be at his best vs. Arizona. The Cardinals boast two of the top receivers in the league in Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin and Rogers will be counted on to slow them down when the team goes to its press coverage schemes.
Did you know?
The Cardinals have not started a season 3-0 since 1974. ... Arizona safety Adrian Wilson has picked off a pass in two of his last three outings vs. Washington. ... In his past three games against the Cardinals, Portis has scored at least one rushing touchdown. ... The last time Redskins CB Shawn Springs scored on an interception return was 10 years ago against the Cardinals.