October 08, 2015

ARIZONA (7-8-1) AT DETROIT (9-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 2+

SERIES RECORD -Lions lead 33-28-5

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Lions 42-17, Oct. 11, 2015

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 19, Lions No. 14

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (18), PASS (9)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (9), PASS (4)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (30), PASS (11)

LIONSS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (18), PASS (19)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cardinals have won seven straight meetings. ... Bruce Arians 3-0 against Lions, 6-1 against NFC North. ... Arizona was 7-8-1 last year after averaging 11-plus regular-season wins and playoff victory previous three seasons under Arians. ... RB David Johnson broke single-season franchise records last season with 20 TDs, 16 rushing TDs and 2,118 yards from scrimmage. ... WR Larry Fitzgerald led league with 107 catches last year, his 13th season. ... LBs Markus Golden (12 +) and Chandler Jones (11) helped Cardinals have NFL-high 48 sacks in 2016. ... Cardinals gave up league-low 305 yards on defense in 2016. ... Lions appeared in playoffs last season for second time in three years and lost, extending postseason losing streak to eight since beating Dallas in 1991 playoffs. ... Detroit lost last three games in 2016 regular season, wasting chance to win division title for first time since 1993. ... QB Matthew Stafford was recently given NFL's richest contract, getting $135 million, five-year extension. ... LT Greg Robinson getting second chance after Detroit acquired him from Los Angeles Rams to replace injured Taylor Decker. ... Theo Riddick leads NFL RBs with 133 receptions, ranks second with 1,068 yards receiving since 2015. ... DE Ezekiel Ansah had two sacks in injury-riddled season after having 32 sacks previous three seasons. Fantasy Tip: Carson Palmer is worth starting against defense that might struggle to pressure him and cover receivers.

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