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Arizona 14, Detroit 6
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, November 16, 2014
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Jerome Boger
Attendance: 62487

Cardinals 14, Lions 6: Drew Stanton threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes to Michael Floyd and host Arizona made them stand up en route to its sixth consecutive victory and first 9-1 start since 1948.

Stanton, back in the lineup after starter Carson Palmer suffered a season-ending knee injury last week, finished 21-for-32 for a career-high 306 yards with the two TDs and two interceptions against the team that drafted him in 2007. Floyd had the two catches for 54 yards and the Cardinals (9-1) registered four sacks and an interception to open a three-game lead atop the NFC West.

Matt Stafford threw for 183 yards on 18-of-30 for Detroit (7-3), which had its four-game win streak halted and was held out of the end zone for the first time this season. Calvin Johnson had five catches for 59 yards and Joique Bell rushed for 85 yards for the Lions, who fell into a first-place tie with Green Bay in the NFC North.

Floyd, held to 47 yards or fewer in each of his last six games, won a jump ball in the right side of the end zone on a 42-yard pass from Stanton three minutes into the contest before catching a 12-yard scoring pass in nearly the same spot six minutes later for a quick 14-0 lead. After Matt Prater nailed a 50-yard field goal that caromed off the upright, Cassius Vaughn picked off Stanton late in the half to set up a 28-yarder by Prater that cut the deficit to 14-6.

The Lions had a chance to get back into the game on a bizarre play with just over 11 1/2 minutes remaining, when Arizona's Justin Bethel attempted to down a punt at the 1-yard line and flicked it to a teammate as he was falling into the end zone. Detroit's Jeremy Ross alertly snared the bouncing ball and returned it 49 yards, but Cardinals coach Bruce Arians challenged the call, claiming Bethel had possession, and had the play reversed to pin the Lions at the 1.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald had two receptions for 33 yards to give him at least one catch in 159 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the league. He also became the second-youngest player in history to surpass 12,000 receiving yards, behind only Randy Moss. ... Stafford set a record by throwing for 20,000 yards in his first 71 games, eclipsing the previous record set by Dan Marino in 74 contests. ... Lions WR Golden Tate had two catches for 41 yards, snapping his string of three straight 100-yard games.
Top Game Performances
Rushing
Detroit   Arizona
Joique Bell Player Andre Ellington
14 Attempts 19
85 Yards 42
6.1 Avg Yards 2.2
0 Touchdowns 0
33 Long 17
Receiving
Detroit   Arizona
Calvin Johnson Player John Brown
5 Receptions 5
59 Yards 69
11.8 Avg Yards 13.8
0 Touchdowns 0
15 Long 30
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Detroit 262 98 164 0 2 2 0.0 0
Arizona 352 46 306 2 0 1 4.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .875 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against New England. The Lions have a W/L % of .625 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.