Red Sea Review At Lions 2017

Posted Sep 10, 2017

Review all the key stats and stories from the Cardinals' Week 1 loss in Detroit

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   A rough opener for the Cardinals, who never could recover fully from a slow offensive start and also lost a few key players in LT D.J. Humphries, RB David Johnson and TE Jermaine Gresham. The Lions scored four touchdowns in the second half to come back and give them their first win over Arizona since 2005.

Key Stats

Detroit Arizona
Stafford: 29/41, 292 yds, 4 TD, 1 INT, 113.1 QB rtg. Starting QB Palmer: 27/48, 269 yds, 1 TD, 3 INT, 53.2 QB rtg.
Abdullah: 15 carries, 30 yds; 3 rec, 11 yds Leading RB Johnson: 11 carries, 23 yds; 6 rec, 68 yds
1 (1 INT) Turnovers 4 (3 INTs, 1 fumble)
26 Second half points 13

Freeze Frame

Three Points


   The Cardinals’ offense suffered a few key injuries. Running back David Johnson left the game in the third quarter with a wrist injury and didn’t return. Left tackle D.J. Humphries didn’t play after suffering a knee injury in the first quarter. And TE Jermaine Gresham also left the field in the fourth quarter after a hard hit.


   The 32-yard field goal miss from Phil Dawson proved to be costly. Lions kicker Matt Prater made a 58-yarder before halftime on the following Detroit possession to close out the half trailing Arizona by one point.


   QB Carson Palmer threw three interceptions, including a pick-six off the hands of running back Andre Ellington which sealed the win for the Lions.

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   Player of the Game

   CB Justin Bethel

      In his first game as a starting cornerback, Bethel picked off a Matthew Stafford pass and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown to give the Cardinals an early 7-0 lead. The pick-six came just two plays after quarterback Carson Palmer was intercepted.

Who Was Wired

I just didn’t do a good enough job. I put that solely on myself. I’m disappointed in myself. I just felt like had I made a handful of throws, we would have been in a different position.

- QB Carson Palmer

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