Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions - 9/10/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions - 9/10/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

After quarterback Stafford threw his first touchdown pass of the year to Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel, special-teams mistakes and back-breaking penalties killed Detroit's offensive momentum and put the defense in bad positions. On the second-and-5 play, Stafford missed his receiver and threw the ball right to Bethel, who returned the pick 82 yards for a touchdown. The Lions limited opposing quarterback Carson Palmer to 269 passing yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay was owned in 4.6 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football leagues going into this weekend.

Officially, Matthew Stafford gets credit for leading the 29th game-winning drive of his career as the Lions, after an ugly start, entered the fourth quarter trailing 17-15.




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. Running back Ameer Abdullah led the team with 30 yards on 15 carries. Defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson stripped Johnson from behind on a carry and rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis recovered, setting the Lions up with a short field.

Arizona announced during the game that Johnson was questionable for return.

Two plays later, Stafford connected with Theo Riddick from seven yards out for a touchdown, but a failed two-point conversion left the Lions down two. That led to a 38-yard touchdown that ultimately was the difference in the game. They have the weapons on offense to put up points in bunches, and their defense should be much-improved this year as well.

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