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NFL Capsule: Cardinals at Seahawks

NFL Capsule: Cardinals at Seahawks

ARIZONA (4-8) At SEATTLE (7-5)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 10 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Arizona 5-7; Seattle 8-4

SERIES RECORD - Cardinals lead 15-12

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 28; Seahawks No. 12

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Seahawks 20-16, Sept. 9

LAST WEEK - Cardinals lost to Jets 7-6; Seahawks beat Bears 23-17 OT

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (27)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (24), PASS (3)

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (7), PASS (30)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (12), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Over last nine games Seahawks 7-2 against Cardinals in Seattle. ... Cardinals won in Week 1 20-16 when Kevin Kolb came off bench to lead 80-yard TD drive capped with 6-yard TD pass to Andre Roberts with 4:59 left. Cardinals defense then held Seattle inside Arizona 10 in final minute, ending when Russell Wilson's pass deflected off Braylon Edwards' hands at goal line on fourth-down. ... Cardinals current eight-game losing streak longest since dropping eight straight during 2006 season. ... Coach Ken Whisenhunt making change at QB and going back to John Skelton, who has not started since Nov. 18 at Atlanta. ... Rookie Ryan Lindley has started last two weeks, but was 10 of 31 for 72 yards last week vs. Jets. ... Cardinals had 137 yards total offense vs. Jets, fewest since 2010 and fourth-lowest total since 1995. ... Cardinals offensive line has struggled, allowing 48 sacks in 12 games, most in NFL by wide margin. Green Bay next allowing 39. ... WR Larry Fitzgerald has 106 career receptions against Seahawks. That's second most of any opponent against Seattle behind only Tim Brown and most for Fitzgerald against any team. ... While Arizona offense struggles, its defense remains among best in NFL. Cardinals enter week ranked seventh overall and third against pass. ... Cardinals sacked Seattle QB Russell Wilson three times in season opening victory. ...Seattle 12-8 over last 20 games with average margin of defeat of just 4.4 points in eight losses. ... Seahawks to play first game without CB Brandon Browner - suspended four games by NFL for use of performance enhancing drugs. ... Over last six weeks, Wilson has highest QB rating in NFL at 114.6. His rating has been above 125 in three of five games during that stretch. ... Wilson's 71 yards rushing last week vs. Chicago was most by Seahawks QB. ... Wilson has nine touchdown passes and no interceptions over past four games raising his season total to 19. He's three TD passes short of moving into second-place for most ever by rookie and seven behind Peyton Manning's record of 26. ... Despite two straight weeks of failing to top 100 yards, RB Marshawn Lynch remains No. 2 in NFL in yards rushing. ... Lynch had 87 yards on 19 carries against Chicago. ... Over past four games, WRs Sidney Rice and Golden Tate have combined 30 receptions for 487 yards and eight touchdowns. ... Seahawks defense third in NFL allowing just 16.8 ppg. ... Seahawks have just two sacks in past two weeks after having seven in two weeks before Seattle's bye. ... Rookie LB Bobby Wagner had Seahawks only sack in win over Chicago. ... Wagner leads team with 101 total tackles, 26 more than any other Seahawks defensive player. ... After forcing five turnovers against Minnesota and Jets combined, Seahawks have one in the last two weeks.

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How to watch Capitals vs. Sabres NHL 20 simulation

How to watch Capitals vs. Sabres NHL 20 simulation

Monday night was supposed to be another night of Capitals action with a game against the Buffalo Sabres. Unfortunately due to the NHL’s hold on the season in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the show can not go on as originally planned. 

However, with some minor adjustments to the presentation, there is still a way to keep things going. 

Monday night at 7 p.m. ET the Capitals will be taking the ice to play the Sabres as planned, only this time it will be virtual ice on an NHL 20 simulation. 

In partnership with Monumental Sports Network, NBC Sports Washington will be airing all Wizards and Capitals games in simulated NBA 2K20 and NHL 2K20 games. The format of these games includes watching the simulated versions of Caps games based on the existing schedule with the bonus of commentary from NBCSW’s experts. 

To make things even more fun, in between the simulation and the re-air of the simulation, there is a chance to relive a classic Caps game. So don’t forget to stick around and re-watch Dowd and the Capitals dominate the Penguins from earlier this season. 

Here's everything you need to know to watch. 

When: Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. ET

Where:

  • NBC Sports Washington (channel finder
  • Any of our 24/7 authenticated streaming platforms
  • Monumental Sports Network via its website www.monumentalsportsnetwork.com or via any of its available apps on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox.

Broadcast schedule: 

7:00 PM: NHL 20 Simulation: Capitals @ Buffalo Sabres (P)
8:00 PM: NHL Classics: Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins (R) 
10:30 PM: NHL 20 Simulation: Capitals @ Buffalo Sabres (R)

Starting lineups: 

Capitals: TBD
Sabres: TBD

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LeBron James scores 36, Wizards still top Lakers in NBA 2K simulation

LeBron James scores 36, Wizards still top Lakers in NBA 2K simulation

These 2K simulations certainly do agree with the Wizards. Coming off a stunning victory over the Bucks Friday, Washington turned around on the second night of a back-to-back and beat the Lakers 73-66 at virtual Capital One Arena. 

LeBron James was a one-man wrecking crew for LA, Bradley Beal led the scoring attack for the Wizards and Thomas Bryant got revenge on the team that waived him. 

Here's how the Wizards picked up their fourth-straight 2K win. 

Offensive rebounds

The Lakers are one of the biggest teams in the NBA with James, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard playing heavy minutes, but it was the Wizards who dominated the boards in this one. 

Bryant led the way for Washington on the glass with seven of his 13 rebounds coming on the offensive end. The Lakers shot the ball significantly better than the Wizards (47% to 39%) but Washington was simply overwhelming them on the glass to create more opportunities. 

Washington grabbed 18 offensive rebounds compared to the Lakers' eight, and it ended being the major difference in the result. 

LeBron's one-man show

The real-life Lakers' biggest weakness is their lack of playmaking outside of James. In a game where James had everything working for him, the Lakers struggled to get anything going whenever he didn't have the ball. 

Rajon Rondo struggled mightily despite tallying eight assists (2-11 FG) and Davis had a bad game relative to his standards (10 points, one rebound, three blocks).

I'd be curious to see what virtual LeBron would have to say about his teammates after this particular game. 

Thomas Bryant's revenge

As we stated before, Bryant was waived by the Lakers after his rookie season and his virtual self took it all out on his former team Saturday night. 

He dominated the boards and once again protected the paint in a way that would make Elvin Hayes proud. He finished with eight points, 13 rebounds and five blocks. 

With Bryant playing the way he has been the last few simulations, the Wizards' defense has been exceptional. Outside of defensive versatility, having a strong defensive center anchoring the defense is paramount to an effective unit. 

Other parting thoughts

Jerome Robinson continues to play well as a starter, scoring 13 points in 19 minutes. The Wizards didn't get that long of a look at Robinson before the NBA suspended its season.

After acquiring him at the trade deadline in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, it'd be another steal by Tommy Sheppard if Robinson can play like this consistently in real life. 

Instead of erupting in the fourth quarter to help the Wizards secure a win, Beal went off for 14 points in the third this time. He finished with 24 points and went 12-for-30 from the field.

Markieff Morris made a return to DC in this one. The Lakers uniform looks weird on him. 

It's hard to capture just how quick Ish Smith is in a video game, but this spin move came pretty close. 

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