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article imageNFL Scores: Cardinals top Lions with late touchdown

By Larry Seely     Sep 15, 2013 in Sports
Phoenix - Arizona and Detroit are two of the better offensive units in the NFL, but it was the Cardinals defense that led the team to a comeback win over the Lions 25-21.
The Lions took a 14-10 lead into halftime, but the Lions only score in the second half came off a turnover as the Cardinals defense stiffened and played some tough football over the final 30 minutes.
Veteran quarterback Carson Palmer led a late rally and when he lad a scoring drive late in the fourth quarter, running back Rashard Mendenhall capped off the drive with a one yard scoring run with just under two minutes left in the game. The Cardinals defense held tight one more time to end the game and give Arizona their first win of the year.
Palmer went 22 of 39 for 248 yards and a score, but it was the poise and leadership late in the game that helped the most. Mendenhall finished with 66 yards on the ground and added another 28 yards in receptions. Palmer hit ten different receivers with passes during the game and the team had to manage most of the contest without All-Pro Larry Fitzgerald, after the veteran aggravated a leg injury he was nursing from last week.
Detroit quarterback Mathew Stafford completed 24 of 36 passes for 278 yards and two scores, both to Calvin Johnson in the second quarter, but a lack of a running attack and the Cardinals pass defense halted several drives in the second half and to the Lions dropping the game and going 1-1 on the year.
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