3 favorable matchups for the Cardinals in Week 15 vs. the Lions

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The turnover battle

The Cardinals and Lions are at opposite ends of the league in the turnover category, with the Cardinals’ defense boasting the fourth-highest turnover percentage in the league at 16.8. The Lions rank 22nd, with just a turnover percentage of 10.1.

The Cardinals are also second in the league with 11 fumbles recovered and 13th with 12 interceptions, versus the Lions ranking 19th and 24th in the same categories. Not that the Lions won’t give themselves a short field to work with during this Week 15 matchup, but expect the Cardinals’ stingy defense to shorten the field for Murray and company.

Things get even better for the Cardinals on the offensive side of the ball, where they are fourth in the league at committing turnovers with just an 8.6 turnover percentage. The Lions are once again on the wrong side of the league in the offensive turnover category, ranking 24th with a percentage of 13.1.

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