Speaking of what a tie means, there is the Detroit Lions. The Lions had to be feeling the opposite of the Cardinals after the 27-27 tie on Sunday.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 385-yards on Sunday. His receivers looked open often. Rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson had a huge debut, catching six 6 passes for 131-yards and a touchdown.
All was going right in the world until they had a complete meltdown in the fourth quarter on Sunday. A poorly managed time out, a blocked punt, an untimely penalty, and a gassed defense that suddenly couldn’t cover any of the Cardinals receivers was a recipe for a loss.
Luckily the Cardinals couldn’t capitalize on their second overtime drive. Nor could the Lions come up with a sure interception with 10 second left in overtime that would have surely given the Cardinals a chance to win.
Now they try to forget and head home to face a tough Los Angeles Chargers team on Sunday in week 2. I would not expect a repeat of what we saw last Sunday in Arizona.