Cardinals vs. Lions: Preview, score prediction for Week 1.Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals Week 1 NFL picks: We’re split.
To sum things up quickly, the Lions haven’t beaten the Cardinals since 2005 and last time Stafford played against them he threw three interceptions and was benched. I don’t know what it is about the Cardinals but they seem to have our number and I expect things to be no different this year.
If David Johnson is anything like he was last year the interior defense will get exposed yet again and Arizona should be able to rack up an excessive amount of rush yards. Their secondary also puts more pressure on the passing game, which has nothing but bad news written on it. The Lions will come out flat and will prove their defense is still a liability.
Cardinals 28, Lions 24: The Lions are opening the season at home for the first time since 2014, and given their upcoming schedule, it’s imperative they get off to a hot start. That won’t be easy against a Cardinals team with a balanced offense, one of the best running backs in the league and a physical secondary that complements its pass rush wel