The Detroit Lions will play against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Scheduled for a 4:05 pm EST kickoff this game will air on FOX in select locations.
This game will not be pretty. Detroit entered the season with high expectations and have been a disappointment throughout. Arizona surprisingly won their first four games but have lost nine in a row since.
What is the point spread in the Lions and Cardinals game? The Lions are a 6.5 point favorite against the Cardinals. The over/under for this game is set at 43 points.
|Avg Points Allowed||26.3||22.5|
Last Sunday, the Lions became the seventh team in league history to blow leads of 10 or more points in three consecutive contests. They led 14-0 in the first half at Green Bay before falling 27-20. They have played close in recent games but still have not found a way to win.
Meanwhile the Cardinals are showcasing the worst quarterbacking in recent memory. Ryan Lindley and John Skelton have put up back to back duds for the Cardinals. Lidley gets the start in this one though with a 48.2 completion percentage and 0 touchdown passes to 5 interceptions there is not much hope for an outbreak.
Larry Fitzgerald has refused to throw his teammates under the bus insisting that the team has not quit. Arizona features an offense that is 28th in passing, 32nd in rushing and a defense which gives up 140.5 yards rushing per game. If there is one thing they do well it is defend the pass.
Despite Arizona’s relative good job of defending the pass that is all Detroit figures to attempt on Sunday. The Lions are leading the NFL with 307.8 yards passing per game and have made it their goal to give Calvin Johnson the NFL’s record for receiving yards in a season. The Lions defense is no where as good as people give them credit for but they will not have to be good to stop the Cardinals.
Can Arizona stop their losing streak from reaching double digits? Will Detroit find a way to hold a lead?