Riding a 322 yards total offensive output, the Detroit Lions topped the Arizona Cardinals in a thrilling victory of 26-23, Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020 in University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Contributing to this victory, Matthew Stafford threw the football for 270 yards, and two touchdowns. The Lions also had a rushing game that produced 90 yards and no rushing touchdowns.
Stafford helped the Lions in this victory by attempting 31 passes and completing 22 of them. This led to a final QB production of 270 yards, zero interceptions and two touchdowns for the game.
The Lions deployed a rushing game led by Kerryon Johnson and Adrian Peterson. For the game, Johnson carried the ball three times and rushed for 16 yards, leading to zero touchdowns. Peterson supplemented by carrying the ball 22 times for a total of 75 yards. In the passing game, the Lions’ top receivers were Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay. Jones Jr. caught three passes for a total of 51 yards, while Golladay contributed with 57 yards from six passes.
Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of one sack , zero forced fumbles, two tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the Lions.
For the losing team, Chris Streveler finished the game completing 0 of 0 passes to lead the way for the Cardinals. This performance by Streveler led to a QB rating of 39.60, and game stats of zero yards, no interceptions and no touchdowns.
The Cardinals’ rushing game was led by Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds. For the game, Drake carried the ball 18 times, rushed for 73 yards, and zero touchdowns. Edmonds supplemented and carried the ball a total of three times for a total of 13 yards. Meanwhile Andy Isabella and DeAndre Hopkins were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Cardinals. Isabella caught four passes from Streveler for a total of 47 yards, while Hopkins contributed with 137 yards from 10 passes.
In a losing effort, the Cardinals defense contributed with four sacks , zero forced fumbles, two tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the game.
After this game, the Lions improved to a record of 1-0, while the Cardinals dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Lions now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Cardinals who now have 0-1 record.