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NFC Notes: Pete Carroll seeks his 100th win in Super Bowl rematch between Seahawks and Patriots

NFC Notes: Pete Carroll seeks his 100th win in Super Bowl rematch between Seahawks and Patriots
Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll looks on from the sideline during Seattle's win over Buffalo, 31-25, on Nov. 7. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals intercepted 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick four times during a game last year, returning two of those picks for touch- downs in a 47-7 win.

Atlanta Falcons: Quarterback Matt Ryan leads the NFL with 2,980 yards passing and 23 touchdown passes, and has had a passer rating above 100 in nine of past 11 games.

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Carolina Panthers: Panthers Coach Ron Rivera and defensive coordinator Sean McDermott worked under Andy Reid, now coach of the Chiefs, in Philadelphia.

Chicago Bears: Receiver Alshon Jeffery caught his first touchdown of the season in quarterback Jay Cutler's return from a thumb injury after missing five games.

Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott's seven-game win streak is the third longest by a rookie since 1970. Dallas is 6-8 all time in Pittsburgh.

Detroit Lions: Every game the Lions have been involved in has been decided by seven or fewer points. They have won three games with field goals in the last two minutes.

Green Bay Packers: Davante Adams has five touchdown catches in the last six games. Ty Montgomery is averaging 107 yards from scrimmage in the last three games.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings have allowed a league- low average of 15.8 points while also giving up fewer than 300 yards per game. They have turned the ball over just five times.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints' defense produced four turnovers last week. Linebacker Nate Stupar forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery last week against the 49ers.

N.Y. Giants: Rookie Sterling Shepard ranks second among rookies with 34 catches. New York has rushed for less than 80 yards in each of its last five games.

Philadelphia Eagles: Ryan Mathews has run for a touchdown in two straight games. Jordan Hicks has had an inter- ception in two consecutive games.

RAMS: With one punt, Johnny Hekker will tie Sean Landeta for third most in franchise history with 380. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald has 25 sacks since 2014.

San Francisco 49ers: Chip Kelly's teams at Oregon lost seven games in four seasons; his 49ers have lost seven in row, the team's longest losing streak since 2007 (eight).

Seattle Seahawks: Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll needs two more wins to reach 100 regular-season victories, and become 39th coach to reach that mark.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has thrown for eight touchdowns and had just one pass intercepted over the last three games.

Washington Redskins: Linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Trent Murphy lead Washington with seven and six sacks, respect- ively. No other Redskin has more than two.

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