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September 24 2017, 01:17 | Irvin Gilbert
David Johnson Suffers Sprained Wrist
Stafford finished his day 29-41 for 292 yards, four touchdowns and the one interception. And by the time Stafford's pass came close to Kenny Golladay, the Detroit Lions rookie had already beaten two Arizona Cardinals defensive backs and leapt in the air.
Cardinals star running back David Johnson left the game late in the third quarter with a wrist injury.
Without Johnson, the team could be even more one-dimensional, unless Kerwynn Williams can find the room that Johnson could not. He didn't score, but he had the most targets for Detroit (12), most receptions (10) and most yards (107). The Lions were in scoring range, so the swing in momentum here was huge.
Detroit took a 21-17 lead with 9:27 remaining. Once again, the two-point try failed.
After forcing yet another punt, Stafford looked to Golladay again, heaving a bomb out of play-action. Golladay, who had gotten behind the Cardinals defense, laid out for the catch and rolled into the end zone.
The Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions meet up in the Motor City on Sunday in a show down of two high octane offenses looking to make a statement. That gave Arizona a 7-0 lead just 3:46 into the game. Defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson stripped Johnson from behind on a carry and rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis recovered, setting the Lions up with a short field.
His first touchdown, a 10-yarder, displayed the 6-foot-4, 213-pound receiver's catch radius and leaping ability. Redfern injured his knee on the play and did not return.
NOTES: LB Deone Bucannon (ankle) and DT Robert Nkemdiche (calf) were among the inactives for the Cardinals. And second-year defense end Anthony Zettel posted the Lions' only sack of the game, and just the second of his career.