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Justin Rogers   | The Detroit News Glendale, Ariz. — For the past week, the Lions had the world shoveling dirt on their grave. It turns out they were declared dead prematurely. Rediscovering their pulse, and the ability to play defense, the Lions secured a 26-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at State Farm Stadium. The Lions intercepted
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Justin Rogers   | The Detroit News Glendale, Ariz. — Justin Rogers grades the Detroit Lions’ performance after their 26-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.  Quarterback There’s a lot to like about what Matthew Stafford contributed to the victory. First and foremost, the final stat line is stellar. He completed 22 of his 31 throws for 270 yards, two
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Justin Rogers   | The Detroit News Glendale, Ariz. — When the Detroit Lions signed Halapoulivaati Vaitai this offseason, they made sure to emphasize how much they liked his versatility. But throughout training camp, Vaitai lined up at right tackle, where his five-year, $45 million contract always implied he was destined to start.  But with Vaitai medically cleared to
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Rod Beard   | The Detroit News Lions fans have been frustrated by their inability to build a sustained winner, or even a contending team that can make the playoffs consistently. The years under coach Jim Caldwell were deemed a failure, with the thinking that the Lions could do better than the 9-7 record those teams
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Justin Rogers   | The Detroit News Listed as doubtful for the team’s Week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals heading into the weekend, the Detroit Lions officially ruled out top cornerback Desmond Trufant (hamstring) on Saturday.  With Trufant sidelined, the Lions will once again turn to the inexperienced duo of Amani Oruwariye and rookie Jeff
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Rod Beard   | The Detroit News Many Lions fans remember last season’s opening game as rookie T.J. Hockenson’s breakout debut, with 131 yards and a touchdown. Some others will remember the Lions’ all-too-familiar refrain of coughing up a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter for a dispiriting tie. Arizona Cardinals fans recall that matchup for
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Rod Beard   | The Detroit News Lions at Cardinals Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. Sunday, State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. TV/radio: Fox/760 Records: Lions 0-2, Cardinals 2-0 Line: Cardinals by 5½ Rod Beard of The Detroit News breaks down the Lions’ Week 3 matchup against the Cardinals. Key matchup KYLER MURRAY VS. LIONS SECONDARY Don’t look at last
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Justin Rogers   | The Detroit News The Detroit Lions are trending toward having a more complete roster when they travel to Arizona to play the Cardinals on Sunday.  On Friday’s injury report, the team listed wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot) as questionable for the contest. Both have been sidelined the first
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