Arizona Cardinals vs Detroit Lions: The good, bad, ugly
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals game was pretty sloppy from beginning to end in their 35-23 loss to the Detroit Lions
The Arizona Cardinals defense came up big early on but their offense and special teams let them down. In the end the defense couldn’t hold Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford back from another comeback.
As sloppy as the game was for the offense and special teams, the defense played well for the first three quarters. That fourth quarter got away from them.
With all that being said, despite the few things that went well, many things did not. The Lions gave the Cardinals every opportunity to right the ship, at least through the first three quarters.
The Cardinals had a couple of questionable calls go against them that took away big plays but that’s today’s NFL. A lot of little things get missed by officials but this game in no way was their fault as to why they lost.
The Cardinals had their chances. They didn’t convert. In the end it’s one loss but there are things to work on for next week and the Indianapolis Colts.
Now, we take a look at what did go well, what didn’t, and the things that just left us scratching our heads. There were a number of things.