Arizona Cardinals Lead Detroit Lions 14-3 End Of 1st


Arizona Cardinals strike fast over the Detroit Lions with Drew Stanton touchdown pass

It didn’t take long for the Arizona Cardinals to strike first on the scoreboard.  After losing two yards on the first play from scrimmage, Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton moved the team down the field and eventually found receiver Michael Floyd for a 42-yard touchdown pass to put the Cardinals up 7-0.

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After stopping Detroit on their first offensive drive, the Cardinals got the ball back and we right down the field once again.  Stanton completed a slant pass to running back Robert Hughes for 49-yards.  Several plays later Stanton put the ball in Floyd’s hands again for a 12-yard touchdown pass.  That gave the Cardinals a 14-0 lead.

Detroit’s next drive found a little success. Running back Joique Bell, playing for the injured Reggie Bush, ran off a 33-yard run after he looked bottled up.  They ended up stopping the Lions short leading to a fourth and two.  Lions kicker Matt Prater from 50-yard hit the upright but it went in and the game was 14-3.  It was a nice stop though for the Cardinals defense after the long Bell run.

The third Cardinals offensive drive started out nicely as well.  Stanton hit receiver Larry Fitzgerald for 22-yards.  Then an illegal hands penalty on the Lions gave the Cardinals another first down.

Stanton is getting a lot of time to throw in the pocket today so far.  He did have to scramble on the last play of the quarter but completed a pass to running back Andre Ellington.