|NFL Capsule: Lions at Cardinals|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 13 December 2012 08:45|
DETROIT (4-9) At ARIZONA (4-9)|
Sunday, 4:05 p.m., FOX
OPENING LINE - Lions by 6 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 5-8; Arizona 5-8
SERIES RECORD - Lions lead 31-24-5
AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 24; Cardinals No. 29
LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Lions 31-24, Dec. 20, 2009
LAST WEEK - Lions lost to Packers 27-20, Cardinals lost to Seahawks 58-0
LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (21), PASS (1)
LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (20), PASS (13)
CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (28)
CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (30), PASS (5)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Lions WR Calvin Johnson needs 303 yards receiving to break Jerry Rice's NFL single-season record (1,848) and is 140 yards shy of Herman Moore's franchise record (1,686). ... Lions and New England only NFL teams averaging more than 400 yards per game. ... Detroit has blown double-digit lead three straight games, matching NFL record. ... Series dates to 1930, when it was Portsmouth Spartans against Chicago Cardinals. ... Lions dominated series 13-0-3 from 1934 to 1941. ... Cardinals 8-3 against Detroit since moving to Arizona. ... Kurt Warner threw for 233 yards and two TDs and Beanie Wells rushed for 110 yards and TD in victory that clinched NFC West title for Arizona three years ago. ... If Cardinals lose, it will tie franchise record for consecutive losses (10) in season. Team went 0-10 in 1944, when it was merged with Pittsburgh Steelers because of player shortage during World War II. ... With his one catch for 2 yards at Seattle, WR Larry Fitzgerald has receptions in 130 consecutive games. It's the second-longest active streak in NFL behind Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez (190). ... Cardinals have eight TDs in nine-game losing streak and none in last two games.
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