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NFL Capsule: Lions at Cardinals

NFL Capsule: Lions at Cardinals

DETROIT (4-9) At ARIZONA (4-9)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Lions by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 5-8; Arizona 5-8

SERIES RECORD - Lions lead 31-24-5

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 24; Cardinals No. 29

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Lions 31-24, Dec. 20, 2009

LAST WEEK - Lions lost to Packers 27-20, Cardinals lost to Seahawks 58-0

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (21), PASS (1)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (20), PASS (13)

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (28)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (30), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Lions WR Calvin Johnson needs 303 yards receiving to break Jerry Rice's NFL single-season record (1,848) and is 140 yards shy of Herman Moore's franchise record (1,686). ... Lions and New England only NFL teams averaging more than 400 yards per game. ... Detroit has blown double-digit lead three straight games, matching NFL record. ... Series dates to 1930, when it was Portsmouth Spartans against Chicago Cardinals. ... Lions dominated series 13-0-3 from 1934 to 1941. ... Cardinals 8-3 against Detroit since moving to Arizona. ... Kurt Warner threw for 233 yards and two TDs and Beanie Wells rushed for 110 yards and TD in victory that clinched NFC West title for Arizona three years ago. ... If Cardinals lose, it will tie franchise record for consecutive losses (10) in season. Team went 0-10 in 1944, when it was merged with Pittsburgh Steelers because of player shortage during World War II. ... With his one catch for 2 yards at Seattle, WR Larry Fitzgerald has receptions in 130 consecutive games. It's the second-longest active streak in NFL behind Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez (190). ... Cardinals have eight TDs in nine-game losing streak and none in last two games.

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Redskins rank surprisingly low on oddsmakers list of landing spots for Kyler Murray

Redskins rank surprisingly low on oddsmakers list of landing spots for Kyler Murray

The Redskins need a quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft, but plenty of other teams do too. At least that's the way oddsmakers at BetOnline.ag believe.

The sports book released future landing spots for Oklahoma's Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, who declared for the NFL Draft on Monday, and the Redskins don't crack the Top 5. 

Per BetOnline, the most likely spot for Murray to land is with the Raiders. Oakland holds the fourth overall selection, and the three teams ahead of them all have quarterbacks in place (Arizona/Rosen, San Francisco/Garoppolo, New York Jets/Darnold).

While Murray isn't likely the top QB on the draft board, that would be Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins, it might make sense to give the Raiders the best chance of landing the Heisman winner since hypothetically Oakland will be the first team stepping to the podium looking for a passer. The Raiders still have Derek Carr under contract, but Oakland boss Jon Gruden hasn't seemed too enamored with his signal caller. 

After Oakland, three more teams pop up before the Redskins. Below is the full list. 

BetOnline: Who Will Draft Kyler Murray 2019 Draft?

Oakland Raiders        3/1       
Jacksonville Jaguars   7/2       
New York Giants        4/1       
Arizona Cardinals      5/1       
Denver Broncos         8/1       
Miami Dolphins         8/1       
Washington Redskins    8/1       
Tampa Bay Buccaneers  12/1

There is a lot to digest from this list, especially given that the Cardinals have higher odds of taking Murray than other QB needy teams. Arizona just spent a first-round pick on Josh Rosen last season. He wasn't particularly impressive as a rookie, but will the Cards give up on him that quick? Keep in mind there has been a coaching change in the desert and new head man Kliff Kingsbury has talked gushingly about Murray's talent. 

The Jags and the Giants make sense. New York holds the 6th overall selection and Jacksonville the 7th, and both need QBs. Even if the Giants want to keep Eli Manning another season, they'd be crazy not to snap up Haskins if he gets to six. And if Haskins goes at six, maybe the Jaguars take Murray at seven. Clearly the oddsmakers see that as a more likely scenario than the Giants picking Murray.

Finally, the Redskins. 

Tied with two other QB needy teams at 8-1, the Redskins odds actually seem appropriate: Hardly a sure thing, but it could happen.

Washington has Alex Smith and Colt McCoy under contract for 2019, but Smith seems unlikely to play next season after suffering a severe leg injury in 2018. McCoy should be healthy, but he's had plenty of injury issues in the past and will be in the last year of his contract. The Redskins need a QB, both for 2019 and for the future. The real question is if the organization wants to commit a first round pick on any passer, let alone somebody that lacks prototypical size like the 5-foot-10 Murray. 

The Broncos and the Dolphins both pick before Washington, and keep in mind the NFL Draft is always full of unexpected trades, especially when first-round QBs are in sight. Miami has no starting QB under contract for 2019, and the Broncos have Case Keenum for another season but hardly seem married to the journeyman. 

Tampa Bay making the list as the long shot adds up. The Bucs just hired Bruce Arians to come in and make things work with former No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston. Drafting another QB in the first round seems unlikely for Arians, but after four years of Winston, not completely out of the question either. 

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Blue Jackets troll Capitals on Twitter after pulling even atop Metro Division

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Blue Jackets troll Capitals on Twitter after pulling even atop Metro Division

The Columbus Blue Jackets threw some serious shade at the Caps Tuesday night after their 7-2 blowout loss to the Predators.

The Jackets are now tied for the Metro lead after the Caps lost their third straight game, and they let them have it on Twitter.

That's a bold jab coming from the team that lost to the Caps in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs...

The GIF comes from Saturday night's overtime loss to the Jackets where Columbus celebrated Artemi Panarin's game-winner with Evgeny Kuznetsov's signature bird celly.

When asked about the copycat celebration last Saturday, Kuzy said, "That's fine. It's nice to get some people that think about me, same as in April last year.”

The Capitals meet the Blue Jackets again Feb. 12 where the only bird celly should come from Kuzy.

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