What we learned from Cardinals-Lions tie on NFL opening Sunday

AZCentral.comIt was hard to see early, but the Cardinals tried to be creative. They spread the field with receivers. They ran option plays. And jet sweeps. They went up tempo. The problem was that nothing worked in the first three quarters. The run game was stagnant ...

September 9th 2019


When does a tie feel like a loss? When the Lions blow an 18-point lead

ESPN (blog)At least then, it was clear Detroit wasn't prepared well enough and wasn't ready to play. This seems harsher. The Lions, for three quarters, were in clear control. They looked to be cruising to a season-opening win where the defense had been dominant and ...

September 9th 2019


O'HARA'S MONDAY COUNTDOWN: Lions have no choice but to move on after tie

detroitlions.comLast year Dallas beat the Lions on a last-play field goal. Carolina drove to a touchdown in the final minute and could have tied the game with an extra point. Head coach Ron Rivera chose to go for two points, and the pass failed, giving the Lions a one-point ...

September 9th 2019


Slow Start Becomes Dynamic Debut For Kyler Murray, Cardinals

AZCardinals.comMurray finished 29-of-54 for 308 yards, throwing an early interception that was forced along the sideline. He actually was outrushed by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, 22-13, each getting three attempts. The Cardinals had a measly 58 yards of offense at ...

September 9th 2019


Arizona Cardinals vs Detroit Lions ends in tie following overtime: Recap, score, stats

OregonLive.comThe Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions ended their overtime game in a tie after Cardinals' rookie quarterback Kyler Murray stormed his team back with a furious rally to tie the game with under a minute to play in regulation. After all that drama, Murray's debut ...

September 9th 2019


Detroit Lions opener was a gut punch. But here's why you shouldn't panic

Detroit Free PressGLENDALE, Arizona — It can't be over. Not again. Not so soon. Not on the first Sunday of the season, or a day earlier than the season ended last year, when the Detroit Lions opened on Monday night. No. Don't go there. Not yet. Even though you want to.

September 9th 2019


Detroit Lions blow big lead, tie Cardinals in season opener

Sidelion ReportThe Detroit Lions coughed up a big lead to the Arizona Cardinals in their season opener, earning a 27-27 tie. Rest assured, Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia will be asked about it all week. From his look on the sideline, he might not even know what ...

September 9th 2019


Detroit Lions grades: Blame coaching gaffes, special teams errors for tie

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press writer Dave Birkett analyzes each of the Detroit Lions' positions from Sunday's 27-27 tie against the Arizona Cardinals: Quarterback. Matthew Stafford looked much sharper than he did most of last season, but he still had a few throws he'd ...

September 9th 2019


RECAP: Lions at Cardinals

detroitlions.comThe Lions had a chance to close out the game when it appeared they'd converted a 3rd and 5 to a wide open J.D. McKissic in the flat with three minutes left in the game and the Cardinals with no timeouts. The play, however, was called dead after a timeout ...

September 9th 2019


FOUR DOWNS: Why Lions called timeout on fourth-quarter play

detroitlions.comIn the fourth quarter, Fitzgerald caught a 41-yard pass down to the Detroit 37-yard line over safety Tracy Walker to set up a field goal that trimmed Detroit's lead to 24-9. Fitzgerald's 4-yard touchdown catch with 47 seconds left pulled Arizona within 24-22.

September 9th 2019


Detroit Lions usher in new season in most Lions way ever: With an epic fail

Detroit Free PressGLENDALE, Arizona — An ugly end nearly ruined a historic beginning Sunday afternoon in the desert, but even the Detroit Lions aren't cruel enough for that. Really? Really. That just happened. A tie. Twenty-seven all. A tie that feels like a loss. But feels like a ...

September 9th 2019


Detroit Lions' TJ Hockenson sets NFL record in debut

USA TODAYThe Detroit Lions collapsed on Sunday. But at least they have a record-setting tight end. Rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson had a debut to savor despite Sunday's 27-27 tie with the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona. The Lions blew a 24-6 lead in the fourth ...

September 9th 2019


Unbelievable! Detroit Lions stunned by Cardinals' Kyler-Murray-led rally, tie at 27

Detroit Free PressGLENDALE, Ariz. — A year after they had one of the lousiest opening-game performances in franchise history, the Detroit Lions suffered an even worse fate. The Lions blew an 18-point fourth quarter lead Sunday, then salvaged a tie that felt like a loss, 27-27, ...

September 9th 2019


INACTIVES: Lions at Cardinals

detroitlions.comGLENDALE, Ariz. - The Detroit Lions will be without two key members of their defense today as they kick off the regular season in Arizona to take on the Cardinals. Detroit will be without defensive captain and starting MIKE linebacker Jarrad Davis as he's ...

September 8th 2019


5 things to watch: Lions at Cardinals

detroitlions.comArguably one of Detroit's biggest question marks heading into the season is upfront along the offensive line. Last year's first-round pick, Frank Ragnow, has moved over to his more natural center position after an up-and-down rookie year playing guard.

September 8th 2019