Arizona @ Detroit
Current Records: Arizona 10-3; Detroit 1-11-1
What to Know
The Arizona Cardinals are 0-3-1 against the Detroit Lions since September of 2017, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Sunday. Arizona will head out on the road to face off against Detroit at 1 p.m. ET at Ford Field. The Cardinals are expected to win again but are hoping to meet expectations this time.
It was all tied up 13-13 at halftime, but Arizona was not quite the Los Angeles Rams’ equal in the second half when they met last week. Arizona fell to Los Angeles 30-23. Arizona’s defeat came about despite a quality game from RB James Conner, who punched in two rushing touchdowns in addition to catching nine passes for 94 yards.
Special teams collected 11 points for Arizona. K Matt Prater delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, the oddsmakers predicted a rough game for the Lions last week, and boy were they were right. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 38-10 punch to the gut against the Denver Broncos. Detroit was down 31-10 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. No one had a standout game offensively for Detroit, but QB Jared Goff led the way with one touchdown.
This next contest looks promising for Arizona, who are favored by a full 12.5 points. Those burned by picking them against the spread last Monday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
Arizona is now 10-3 while the Lions sit at 1-11-1. Two offensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Cardinals rank first in the league when it comes to rushing touchdowns, with 21 on the season. Less enviably, Detroit is stumbling into the matchup with the fourth fewest overall offensive touchdowns in the NFL, having accrued only 23 on the season. So the cards are definitely stacked against Detroit.
How To WatchWhen: Sunday at 1 p.m. ETWhere: Ford Field — Detroit, MichiganTV: FOXOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $38.00Odds
The Cardinals are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Lions, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cardinals as a 13.5-point favorite.
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Detroit have won three out of their last five games against Arizona.
Sep 27, 2020 – Detroit 26 vs. Arizona 23Sep 08, 2019 – Detroit 27 vs. Arizona 27Dec 09, 2018 – Detroit 17 vs. Arizona 3Sep 10, 2017 – Detroit 35 vs. Arizona 23Oct 11, 2015 – Arizona 42 vs. Detroit 17