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Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick & Prediction SEP 27TH 2020

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The Detroit Lions are winless and hampered with many key players injured, but one offensive weapon is expected to make his season debut on Sunday against the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz.


Star wide receiver Kenny Golladay missed the Lions' opening two games -- losses to NFC North rivals Chicago and Green Bay -- with a hamstring injury. He practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday for the first time since Sept. 9.


Arizona, 2-0 for the first time since 2015, started the week as a 6.5-point favorite, according to BetMGM, but the line quickly moved to 5.5 after news broke of Golladay's likely return.


Golladay, 26, led the NFL with 11 touchdown catches last season and finished seventh in the league with 1,190 receiving yards.


"Obviously, it hurts when you're losing one of your best guys, so hopefully we'll be able to get him back this week," Detroit offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell told the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday. "(He) adds a different dimension. It totally changes the way that the defense looks at you."


Golladay is quarterback Matthew Stafford's top deep threat. Golladay averaged 18.3 yards per catch last season. This season, Stafford has completed just two passes of more than 20 yards after completing eight through the first two weeks last year.


Detroit's personnel issues were magnified in its season-opening loss to Chicago when cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Justin Coleman went down with hamstring injuries and linebacker Jamie Collins was ejected.


Coleman was put on IR and the Lions also lost starting left guard Joe Dahl last week to the injured reserve with an ailing groin.


Defensive tackle Nick Williams (shoulder) was limited and Trufant did not practice Wednesday. Williams and Trufant are listed as questionable for Sunday.


Arizona is rolling behind second-year quarterback Kyler Murray. In the win over the Washington Football Team last week, Murray passed for 286 yards, ran for 67 and accounted for three touchdowns.


"He adds a different dynamic to this offense where he can go and score from 20, 30 yards out," said Arizona wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who leads the NFL with 22 receptions (for 219 yards).


"It's something that is hard for defenders to be able to attack when you have a quarterback like that that is looking to score and not just getting first downs."


Arizona plays three straight games against teams who are a combined 0-6 -- the Lions, Carolina Panthers and New York Jets -- before hosting a Week 6 Monday Night Football game against Dallas.


Arizona second-year coach Kliff Kingsbury is not entirely pleased with his team's start. The Cardinals lead the NFL with 20 penalties.


"Our players have to understand that we have to take what we're saying on the practice field and practicing on the practice field and transition to the games," Kingsbury said of the penalties.


The Cardinals on Monday activated receiver KeeSean Johnson from the COVID-19 reserve list after a 10-day stint and placed tight end Maxx Williams on the injured reserve with an ankle injury.


Christian Kirk, a third-year receiver who has only three receptions, is listed as questionable with a groin injury. He missed practice Wednesday, as did starting center Mason Cole (hamstring). Starting DE Jordan Phillips (ankle) also missed practice. Starting cornerback Byron Murphy (shoulder) was limited.


Arizona has received approval from local and state health officials to have a small controlled group of spectators. The group will be limited to no more than 750 people, and it will be comprised of immediate family members or close friends of the players, coaches and staff.


--Field Level Media


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Detroit Lions

Arizona Cardinals

Player Position Lineup
Danny Amendola primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Tyrell Crosby primary: Right Tackle Starter
Taylor Decker primary: Left Tackle Starter
Trey Flowers primary: Defensive End Starter
Kenny Golladay primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Will Harris primary: Safety Starter
T.J. Hockenson primary: Tight End Starter
Marvin Jones Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Christian Jones primary: Linebacker Starter
Amani Oruwariye primary: Cornerback Starter
Frank Ragnow primary: Center Starter
Matthew Stafford primary: Quarterback Starter
Jahlani Tavai primary: Linebacker Starter
Tracy Walker primary: Safety Starter
Duron Harmon primary: Safety Starter
Nick Williams primary: Defensive End Starter
Halapoulivaati Vaitai primary: Right Guard Starter
Jamie Collins Sr. primary: Linebacker Starter
Danny Shelton primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Jeff Okudah primary: Cornerback Starter
Jonah Jackson primary: Left Guard Starter
Adrian Peterson primary: Runningback Starter
Oday Aboushi primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Jamal Agnew primary: Runningback Substitution
Jason Cabinda primary: Linebacker Substitution
Jarrad Davis primary: Linebacker Substitution
Marvin Hall primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Da'Shawn Hand primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Jesse James primary: Tight End Substitution
Kerryon Johnson primary: Runningback Substitution
Miles Killebrew primary: Safety Substitution
Romeo Okwara primary: Defensive End Substitution
Matt Prater primary: Kicker Substitution
Jalen Reeves-Maybin primary: Linebacker Substitution
Kenny Wiggins primary: Guard Substitution
Jack Fox primary: Punter Substitution
Matt Nelson primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Don Muhlbach primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Tony McRae primary: Cornerback Substitution
Elijah Lee primary: Linebacker Substitution
Reggie Ragland primary: Linebacker Substitution
Darryl Roberts primary: Cornerback Substitution
D'Andre Swift primary: Runningback Substitution
Julian Okwara primary: Defensive End Substitution
Quintez Cephus primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
John Penisini primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Chris Jones primary: Cornerback Substitution
Ty Johnson primary: Runningback Not active
C.J. Moore primary: Safety Not active
Chase Daniel primary: Quarterback Did not play
Desmond Trufant primary: Cornerback Not active
Logan Stenberg primary: Offensive Linesman Not active
Hunter Bryant primary: Tight End Not active
Player PositionLineup
Dan Arnold primary: Tight End Starter
Budda Baker primary: Safety Starter
Darrell Daniels primary: Tight End Starter
Chase Edmonds primary: Runningback Starter
Larry Fitzgerald primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Lamont Gaillard primary: Center Starter
Jordan Hicks primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
D.J. Humphries primary: Left Tackle Starter
Chandler Jones primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Kyler Murray primary: Quarterback Starter
Corey Peters primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Patrick Peterson primary: Cornerback Starter
Justin Pugh primary: Left Guard Starter
J.R. Sweezy primary: Right Guard Starter
DeAndre Hopkins primary: Wide Receiver Starter
De'Vondre Campbell primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Jordan Phillips primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Devon Kennard primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Chris Banjo primary: Safety Starter
Isaiah Simmons primary: Linebacker Starter
Kelvin Beachum primary: Right Tackle Starter
Dre Kirkpatrick primary: Cornerback Starter
Zach Allen primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Aaron Brewer primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Kenyan Drake primary: Runningback Substitution
Kylie Fitts primary: Linebacker Substitution
Dennis Gardeck primary: Linebacker Substitution
Zane Gonzalez primary: Kicker Substitution
Andy Isabella primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
KeeSean Johnson primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Andy Lee primary: Punter Substitution
Byron Murphy Jr. primary: Cornerback Substitution
Justin Murray primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Haason Reddick primary: Linebacker Substitution
Trent Sherfield primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Deionte Thompson primary: Safety Substitution
Ezekiel Turner primary: Linebacker Substitution
Tanner Vallejo primary: Linebacker Substitution
Chris Streveler primary: Quarterback Substitution
Charles Washington primary: Safety Substitution
Max Garcia primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Josh Jones primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Rashard Lawrence primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Jonathan Ward primary: Runningback Substitution
Kevin Peterson primary: Cornerback Substitution
Angelo Blackson primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Jordan Thomas primary: Tight End Substitution
Curtis Riley primary: Safety Substitution
Mason Cole primary: Offensive Linesman Not active
Christian Kirk primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Joshua Miles primary: Offensive Linesman Not active
Brett Hundley primary: Quarterback Not active
Leki Fotu primary: Defensive Linesman Not active
Eno Benjamin primary: Runningback Not active

Detroit Lions

Arizona Cardinals

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 13 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Andy Isabella
    • Passer: Kyler Murray
    • Conv Kicker: Zane Gonzalez
  • MIN 8
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 37 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Matt Prater
  • Period 2
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 15 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Kenny Golladay
    • Passer: Matthew Stafford
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
  • MIN 1
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 1 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Zane Gonzalez
    • Rusher: Kyler Murray
  • MIN 6
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 5 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Jesse James
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
    • Passer: Matthew Stafford
  • Period 3
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 4 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Zane Gonzalez
    • Passer: Kyler Murray
    • Pass Receiver: Andy Isabella
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 24 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Matt Prater
  • MIN 11
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 54 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Zane Gonzalez
  • Period 4
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 39 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Matt Prater
  • MIN 6
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 35 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Matt Prater
  • Match End


Last 10

W 20% L 80%
2 8
  • Minnesota L 37 - 35
  • Tampa Bay L 47 - 7
  • @Tennessee L 25 - 46
  • Green Bay L 31 - 24
  • @Chicago W 34 - 30
  • Houston L 41 - 25
  • @Carolina L 0 - 20
  • Washington W 27 - 30
  • @Minnesota L 20 - 34
  • Indianapolis L 41 - 21
W 40% L 60%
4 6
  • @L.A. Rams L 7 - 18
  • San Francisco L 20 - 12
  • Philadelphia W 26 - 33
  • @N.Y. Giants W 26 - 7
  • L.A. Rams L 38 - 28
  • @New England L 17 - 20
  • @Seattle L 21 - 28
  • Buffalo W 30 - 32
  • Miami L 34 - 31
  • Seattle W 34 - 37

Last Meetings

  • Lions @ Cardinals 26-23
  • Lions @ Cardinals 27-27
  • Lions @ Cardinals 17-3
  • Cardinals @ Lions 23-35
  • Cardinals @ Lions 42-17
  • Lions @ Cardinals 6-14
  • Lions @ Cardinals 21-25
  • Lions @ Cardinals 10-38
  • Cardinals @ Lions 31-24
  • Lions @ Cardinals 21-31

American Football Conference

Buffalo Bills133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-29-0-1
Miami Dolphins106 0.6253.00.00.0 5-35-37-0-3
New England Patriots79 0.4386.00.00.0 5-32-65-0-5
New York Jets214 0.12511.00.00.0 1-71-72-0-8
Pittsburgh Steelers124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-36-0-4
Baltimore Ravens115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Cleveland Browns115 0.6881.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Cincinnati Bengals411 1.2677.50.00.0 3-51-63-1-7
Indianapolis Colts115 0.6880.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Tennessee Titans115 0.6880.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Houston Texans412 0.2507.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Jacksonville Jaguars115 0.06310.00.00.0 1-70-81-0-10
Kansas City Chiefs142 0.8750.00.00.0 6-28-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders88 0.5006.00.00.0 2-66-25-0-5
Los Angeles Chargers79 0.4387.00.00.0 4-43-55-0-5
Denver Broncos511 0.3139.00.00.0 2-63-53-0-7

National Football Conference

Washington Football Team79 0.4380.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
New York Giants610 0.3751.00.00.0 3-53-55-0-5
Dallas Cowboys610 0.3751.00.00.0 4-42-64-0-6
Philadelphia Eagles411 1.2672.50.00.0 3-41-73-1-7
Green Bay Packers133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-28-0-2
Chicago Bears88 0.5005.00.00.0 3-55-33-0-7
Minnesota Vikings79 0.4386.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
Detroit Lions511 0.3138.00.00.0 1-74-42-0-8
New Orleans Saints124 0.7500.00.00.0 6-26-28-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers511 0.3137.00.00.0 2-63-52-0-8
Atlanta Falcons412 0.2508.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Seattle Seahawks124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-37-0-3
Los Angeles Rams106 0.6252.00.00.0 6-24-46-0-4
Arizona Cardinals88 0.5004.00.00.0 4-44-44-0-6
San Francisco 49ers610 0.3756.00.00.0 1-75-33-0-7

Last Injuries

Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals

Matt Prater made a 37-yard field goal as time expired and the Detroit Lions snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 26-23 victory Sunday over the Arizona Cardinals at Glendale, Ariz.

Arizona (2-1) was bidding for its first 3-0 start since 2015. The Lions (1-2) were winless since Oct. 27 of last year when they earned a home victory over the New York Giants.

The game was played at State Farm Stadium with a small group of fans in attendance amid COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. The crowd of 750 was limited to immediate family members of the players, coaches and Cardinals' staff.

The Lions took their game-winning drive to the Arizona 18 to set up Prater's game-winning field goal, the 16th of his career.

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford, who completed all four of his passing attempts in his 35th game-winning drive of his career and connected on a 20-yard pass to Hall to get the ball to the Arizona 18 with 58 seconds left.

Stafford completed 22 of 31 pass attempts for 270 yards with two touchdowns. Former Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson finished with 75 yards on 22 carries for the Lions.

Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray's third interception of the game helped Detroit set up a 24-yard field goal by Prater with 5:27 left in the third quarter to give the Lions a 20-16 lead.

Murray threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andy Isabella, their second scoring connection of the game, to put Arizona back on top 23-20 lead with 35 seconds left in the third quarter. Murray completed 4 of 5 passes on the possession.

The second-year quarterback completed 23 of 35 pass attempts in the game for 270 yards.

A 35-yard field goal by Prater with 6:44 left in the fourth quarter tied the game at 23. That score was set up by Jamal Agnew's 19-yard punt return to the Arizona 36-yard line.

Arizona receiver DeAndre Hopkins finished with 10 receptions for 137 yards. He has five or more catches in 21 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL.

Larry Fitzgerald had one catch as he increased his streak to 246 straight games with a reception, trailing only Jerry Rice (274).

Detroit led 17-13 at halftime behind two touchdown passes by Stafford to Isabella and Kenny Golladay, who had six catches for 57 yards.

--Field Level Media