Detroit Lions' wide receiver Marvin Jones will host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. Recently made the highest paid player in National Football League history after signing a massive six-year, $135 million contract late last month, the 29-year old passer responded with a MVP-like outing against Arizona. Abdullah will be joined by fellow running back Theo Riddick, who also was out with an injury majority of the season.
Stafford completed 29 of 41 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns.
Quin's interception set up the Lions' first touchdown of the game, Robinson forced a fumble late in the third quarter to set up another Lions score, and Killebrew returned his pick 35 yards for a touchdown with 4:03 to play to seal the victory. The Lions are a mess on defense and the Cards have swung this line a full four points which seems to indicate something is awry and that Arizona should have no issues. This is an area the Lions' must improve on moving forward. The Lions limited opposing quarterback Carson Palmer to 269 passing yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
And even though the offense sputtered much of the first half, they got it together in time to surge past Arizona for an all-too-familiar fourth-quarter comeback.
It was also a solid debut for Detroit's 2017 first round selection Jarrad Davis.
The Lions offense responded by stalling out again as the game looked to be slipping away, before the defense delivered yet another game-altering turnover.