Lions-Cardinals Capsule

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Associated Press

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 12 at 12:06 PM

DETROIT (1-0) at ARIZONA (0-1)

4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Pick 'em.

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Detroit 1-0, Arizona 1-0

SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 31-25-5

LAST MEETING — Cardinals beat Lions 38-10, Dec. 16, 2012

LAST WEEK — Lions beat Vikings 34-24, Cardinals lost to Rams 27-24

AP PRO32 RANKING — Lions tied No. 12, Cardinals No. 24

LIONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (9), PASS (4)

LIONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (22), PASS (13)

CARDINALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (16), PASS (10)

CARDINALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (10), PASS (21)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Lions QB Matthew Stafford was 24 for 50 for 246 yards and no TDs with three interceptions in loss to Arizona last season. ... RB Reggie Bush had 191 total yards in Detroit debut, 90 rushing and 101 receiving, including 77-yard TD catch. ... WR Calvin Johnson's five career 200-yard receiving games one shy of Lance Alworth's NFL record. ... Lions sacked Vikings QB Christian Ponder three times, Arizona QB Carson Palmer was sacked four times against Rams. ... Series dates to 1930, when Cardinals called Chicago home and Lions were Portsmouth Spartans. ... Against St. Louis, Palmer became first Arizona QB to complete at least 65 percent of passes and throw for at least 320 yards since Kurt Warner against Seattle on Nov. 15, 2009. ... Arizona's victory over Detroit last season was the Cardinals' only win in its last 12 games. ... Larry Fitzgerald caught two TD passes against St. Louis. He had four all of last season on offense that ranked worst in NFL.

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