Matthew Stafford throws pick-six to Justin Bethel

David Johnson

David Johnson

But bigger challenges lay ahead.

With the Lions up 21-17 in the fourth quarter, Matthew Stafford unleashed a bomb from midfield. Recently made the highest paid player in National Football League history after signing a massive six-year, $135 million contract late last month, the 29-year old passer responded with a MVP-like outing against Arizona. That led to a 38-yard touchdown that ultimately was the difference in the game. His favorite target? Rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who caught four of Stafford's passes for 69 yards and two second-half scores. The Lions are a mess on defense and the Cards have swung this line a full four points which seems to indicate something is awry and that Arizona should have no issues. This is Ameer Abdullah's time to shine.

Johnson was held in check Sunday, finishing with just 23 yards on 11 carries.

Defensively, the Motor City did a great job of containing Arizona's touted offense.

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The Cardinals took the ball to open the contest, but the drive lasted just six plays when Lions safety Tavon Wilson intercepted an overthrown pass by Carson Palmer, intended for running back David Johnson. Killebrew scored a defensive touchdown on his interception.

Well, those lucky enough to select Johnson probably high up in their respective drafts were panicking as much as Arizona fans were as their Cardinals found themselves in an ugly battle with the Lions on Sunday.

It was also a solid debut for Detroit's 2017 first round selection Jarrad Davis. The Cardinals must be sure to tackle well. The Lions have a restructured offense, and the focus will be their running game.

Theo Riddick and Marvin Jones also had touchdown catches for the Lions, who visit the New York Giants next week on Monday Night Football.

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