Arizona 38, Detroit 10

Date - 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, December 16, 2012
Location - University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Jerome Boger
Attendance - 60483

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Detroit 0 7 3 0 10
Arizona 0 21 3 14 38

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 4-10 2-4 2-6 L6
Arizona 5-9 4-3 1-6 W1

Recap


Cardinals 38, Lions 10:
Beanie Wells rushed for three touchdowns and the Arizona defense forced four key turnovers as the host Cardinals snapped a nine-game slide.

Rashad Johnson ran an interception back 53 yards for a touchdown and Greg Toler took a pick back 102 yards for a score as the Cardinals (5-9) overcame an offense that totaled only 196 yards.

Matthew Stafford went 24-of-50 for 246 yards and three interceptions for Detroit (4-10), which dropped its sixth straight game.

Arizona could not put together a drive of over 42 yards in the entire game but benefited from a muffed punt at the Lions 5-yard line in the second quarter that led to Wells’ 5-yard touchdown run and a 7-7 tie. Stafford was intercepted by Patrick Peterson deep in his own territory, leading to a 1-yard touchdown run by Wells, and Johnson picked off Stafford with 41 seconds left in the second and raced back the other way to make it a 21-7 lead at the break.

Toler’s 102-yard score came with 5:07 left in the game and pushed it to 31-10. Stafford was sacked on fourth down on the ensuing drive, leading to Wells’ 31-yard touchdown run that put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arizona QB Ryan Lindley went 14-of-21 for 104 yards and an INT. … Lions WR Calvin Johnson (10 catches for 121 yards) tied an NFL record with his seventh straight 100-yard receiving game. … Mikel Leshoure accounted for Detroit’s lone TD, a 1-yard run with 12:51 left in the first half.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Detroit   Arizona
Mikel Leshoure Player Beanie Wells
14 Attempts 17
55 Yards 67
3.9 Avg Yards 3.9
1 Touchdowns 3
14 Long 31
Receiving
Detroit   Arizona
Calvin Johnson Player Michael Floyd
10 Receptions 3
121 Yards 37
12.1 Avg Yards 12.3
0 Touchdowns 0
30 Long 25

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Detroit 312 84 228 1 1 1 1.0 0
Arizona 196 99 97 5 1 3 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Chicago . The Cardinals have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .357 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Lions have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .286 after a loss.