ARIZONA (4-4) At GREEN BAY (5-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX
OPENING LINE - Green Bay by 10 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Arizona 3-5; Green Bay 3-5
SERIES RECORD - Green Bay leads 44-23-4
AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 20; Packers No. 6
LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Packers 51-45 OT, Jan. 10, 2010
LAST WEEK - Cardinals lost to 49ers 24-3; Packers beat Jaguars 24-15
CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (31), PASS (24)
CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (21), PASS (4)
PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (26), PASS (12)
PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (12), PASS (19)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Green Bay and Arizona share NFL lead for sacks with 26 each. Clay Matthews second in league with nine while Daryl Washington is third with eight. ... Green Bay averaging 30.2 points over last five games after scoring total of 57 in first three games. ... Arizona allowed more than 21 points for first time this season in Monday night's 24-3 loss to San Francisco. ... Arizona has allowed only 14 touchdowns this year. ... Arizona WR Early Doucet's only multiple-touchdown game came against Green Bay in 2009 wild card playoff. Doucet finished that game, teams' last meeting, with six receptions for 77 yards. ... Arizona WR Andre Roberts has had career-high seven receptions in each of last two games. ... Packers are only team to have three wide receivers with 35-plus receptions: Randall Cobb (42); Jordy Nelson (40); and James Jones (36). ... Arizona TE Rob Housler has had two-plus receptions in six straight games. ... Green Bay has seven turnovers this year, one fewer than NFL leaders Houston and Pittsburgh. ... Packers have won last six games between teams at Lambeau Field. ... Packers and Cardinals first played in 1921, making it NFL's second-oldest continuing rivalry. Cardinals and Bears began playing in 1920. ... Green Bay has won 22 of last 24 regular-season games at home.
Defenseman Madison Bowey re-signed with the Capitals on Thursday, inking a two-year extension that will carry an average of $1 million.
Bowey carried a cap charge of $703,333 last season.
The 23-year-old appeared in 51 games for the Caps in 2017-18, amassing 12 assists, 24 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of minus-3.
Bowey also suited up in nine contests for AHL Hershey, though he finished the season as one of the Black Aces during Washington's run to the Stanley Cup.
With Bowey back in the fold, the Caps now have six of seven defenseman from last season’s roster under contract. (Veteran Brooks Orpik remains an unrestricted free agent.)
Bowey had an uneven first year in the NHL—he didn’t play following the late-February addition of Michal Kempny—but the Caps expect that the 6-2, 198-pound right-shot blue liner will become reliable full-time player with more seasoning.
Bowey’s deal leaves Tom Wilson as the Caps' only remaining unsigned restricted free agent. The sides are in discussions on a multi-year extension.
Including Bowey’s extension, the Caps have roughly $7.3 million in salary cap space remaining, according to www.capfriendly.com.
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The stage has been set for Carmelo Anthony to hit free agency, as the 10-time All-Star was traded to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in a three-team deal, one that will lead to a subsequent buyout of his contract. ESPN first reported the news and noted that the Rockets are the favorites to sign him.
The full deal sends Dennis Schroder from the Hawks to the Thunder in exchange for Anthony and a protected first round pick, and sends Mike Muscala from Atlanta to Philly. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will go to the Thunder from Phily and Justin Anderson will go from the Sixers to the Hawks.
That's a complicated deal, but it ultimately frees Anthony up to choose a new team. He was set to make $27.9 million from the Thunder next season, but the Hawks are footing the bill to let him walk.
Anthony's skills have declined now that he's 34 years old. Last season, he averaged 16.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting, way down from the 22.4 points he averaged the season before with the Knicks.
Still, Anthony could help a team looking for a scoring punch and the Rockets would like some more help in their quest to take down the Warriors. If he signs there, he will join friend Chris Paul and the 2017-18 MVP, James Harden.
Houston has been the logical landing spot for Anthony ever since news broke that the Thunder were looking for a way out of his contract. If he doesn't go there, perhaps the Lakers would make sense. LeBron James is going to need a lot more help than the roster he currently has around him to make some noise in the crowded Western Conference.
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