After quarterback Stafford threw his first touchdown pass of the year to Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel, special-teams mistakes and back-breaking penalties killed Detroit's offensive momentum and put the defense in bad positions.
Jamaal Lascelles' victor takes Magpies into top half of the table
Much of the pre-match hype surrounded Swansea's new signings, the much coveted Renato Sanches and the returning Wilfried Bony . It was also Newcastle's first away win in the Premier League since 2015, and it saw the Magpies climb up to 10th in the table.
Stafford completed 29 of 41 passes for 292 yards.
Third-round draft pick Kenny Golladay caught his first careeer touchdown in the fourth quarter, a 10-yard pass from Stafford. Stafford then connected with Golladay later in the quarter on a 45-yard touchdown pass. That capped a 94-yard, 12-play drive. After a 25-yard return set the Lions up inside Arizona territory, Stafford steered the offense 42 yards in 11 plays, finding Marvin Jones in the end zone on a broken play for a six-yard score. The two-point conversion failed, leaving Arizona in front by two points. Golladay beat one-on-one coverage by Bethel and gathered in Stafford's 10-yard scoring toss. On a long, leading pass of 50 yards into the end zone, Golladay stretched out as much as he could and dove, bringing the ball in without it hitting the ground through some magic I can't explain. Killebrew scored a defensive touchdown on his interception. The Cardinals filled gaps on defense, special teams, and in a couple of areas of deficiency on offense. Tate was shoved by former Lions linebacker Josh Bynes as he cut toward the middle, allowing Bethel to make the interception. Another doozy. The Lions actually did well to initially limit the Cards to a field goal on a short field. And second-year defense end Anthony Zettel posted the Lions' only sack of the game, and just the second of his career.