Lions vs. Cardinals: Full Highlights and Recap

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IDecember 16, 2012

The Arizona Cardinals defeated the Detroit Lions at home in Week 15, winning by a score of 38-10 to the delight of the hometown fans. 

The Cardinals discovered a running game after failing to do so all year long, as Beanie Wells tallied 67 yards and three touchdowns against the Lions and the team finished the game with 99 total rushing yards.

Rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley didn't do much to help the Cardinals win, passing for just 104 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception.

Matthew Stafford had an atrocious outing on Sunday, though, making Lindley's performance look solid.

Stafford threw zero touchdowns and three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns—a 53-yard return by Rashad Johnson late in the second quarter and a 102-yard return by Greg Toler in the fourth quarter.

Calvin Johnson put in a solid day's work in defeat, catching 10 passes for 121 yards.

The Cardinals improved to 5-9 on the season and will host the Chicago Bears in Week 16, while the Lions fell to 4-10 and will host the Atlanta Falcons in four days on Thursday Night Football.


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