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Shay returns interception for TD, Lions beat Arizona 17-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) It's an NFL cliche, the crafty cornerback fooling the rookie quarterback.

That's exactly what happened in the biggest play of Detroit's 17-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Darius Slay, who tied for the lead in the NFL with eight interceptions last season, stepped in front of intended receiver Trent Sherfield, picked off Rosen's pass and returned it 67 yards for the game's first touchdown, putting his team up 10-0 in the third quarter.

''I kind of baited him,'' Slay said. ''I knew it was coming. I knew it before the play even happened. The only thing I was concerned about was if I was going to score with it. I knew it was coming and I made a play on it.''

Rosen said Slay ''made it seem like he was giving him (Sherfield) space. It made it seem like he was playing really soft because it was third-and-long. But right when our receiver broke at the sticks, he just made a really good play.

''He's a veteran. That's why maybe go away from him next time.''

The Lions (5-8), losers of five of their previous six overall, ended an eight-game losing streak in Arizona that dated to 1993. It was a matchup of two first-year coaches who are having their struggles and this one clearly went to Detroit's Matt Patricia over the Cardinals' Steve Wilks.

''It is great to get the win,'' Patricia said. ''It is great to see some of the improvement in some of the things we have been doing in the last month or last three weeks or so.''

Arizona (3-10), which fell flat coming off its biggest win of the season a week earlier at Green Bay, avoided being shut out with Zane Gonzalez's 22-yard field goal that cut the lead to 10-3 with 8:14 to play.

Rosen completed four of six passes as Arizona drove to the 5-yard line, but a fade pass to Larry Fitzgerald was incomplete and the Cardinals, who fell to 1-6 at home, settled for the field goal.

Detroit took the subsequent kickoff and went 75 yards in seven plays, with the help of a pass interference penalty against Budda Baker, and Zach Zenner's 1-yard touchdown run with 4:05 to play put the game safely in the Lions' control.

''It was missed tackles and penalties that got them down there,'' Wilks said. ''I thought the defense kept us in the game pretty much to that point.''

Matt Prater's 47-yard field goal in the first half accounted for the other Detroit points on a day neither offense could do much.

''It was one of the games you had to kind of wear them out,'' Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said. ''They got some good players up there. That fourth quarter our guys really started leaning on them, dominating.''

Fitzgerald caught five passes, all in the second half and most when the game had been all but decided, to move ahead of Jerry Rice for most receptions by a player for one team at 1,286.

Detroit took the opening kickoff and moved downfield with a strong running game. But after a short pass from Stafford, LeGarrette Blount had the ball knocked loose by Baker, who recovered at the Cardinals 30.

Neither team threatened again until the Lions used up 7 minutes, 55 seconds to drive 65 yards and set up Prater's field goal with 9:35 left in the first half.

Arizona took the kickoff and got a 19-yard pass from Rosen to Sherfield, combined with a facemask penalty against Detroit, moved the ball to the Lions 30. But a pass to David Johnson lost 6 yards and Gonzalez's 54-yard field goal try had plenty of distance but bounced off the left upright.

FINALLY FITZGERALD

Fitzgerald, who entered the game with at least one catch in 223 consecutive games, was targeted once and didn't have a catch in the first half. Finally, with 5:48 left in the third quarter, Fitzgerald's 14-yard reception kept the streak alive and moved him ahead of Rice. Three of his catches came the last time Arizona had the ball.

INJURIES

Detroit was hit hard by injuries. In the span of three plays, the Lions lost defensive ends Ezekiel Ansah (knee) and Da'Shawn Hand (shoulder). Later in the half, right tackle Rick Wagner left with a concussion. The team also lost fullback Nick Bellore (ankle), wide receiver Bruce Ellington (hamstring), cornerback Marcus Cooper (back) and safety Charles Washington (hamstring).

''Injuries happen,'' Patricia said. ''Certainly we had a couple of them today. It is just important for us to always maintain our philosophy of everybody has to be ready to go.''

Arizona wide receiver Chad Williams was inactive after aggravating a hamstring injury late last week.

UP NEXT

Lions: at Buffalo next Sunday.

Cardinals: at Atlanta next Sunday.

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Key Players
Z. Zenner 34 RB
54 RuYds, RuTD
11
FPTS
J. Rosen 3 QB
240 PaYds, INT, 3 RuYds
7
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:05
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
17
3
Touchdown 4:05
Z.Zenner up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
4:09
pos
16
3
Field Goal 8:18
Z.Gonzalez 22 yard field goal is GOOD Center-A.Brewer Holder-A.Lee.
9
plays
62
yds
5:17
pos
10
3
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:03
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
10
0
Touchdown 3:16
J.Rosen pass short right intended for T.Sherfield INTERCEPTED by D.Slay [R.Okwara] at DET 33. D.Slay for 67 yards TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
9
0
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 9:40
M.Prater 47 yard field goal is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
13
plays
55
yds
7:56
pos
3
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:16 31:44
1st Downs 16 22
Rushing 7 2
Passing 6 17
Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Conv 4-12 6-16
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 218 279
Total Plays 55 65
Avg Gain 4.0 4.3
Net Yards Rushing 122 61
Rush Attempts 31 21
Avg Rush Yards 3.9 2.9
Net Yards Passing 96 218
Comp. - Att. 15-23 26-41
Yards Per Pass 4.2 5.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-5 3-22
Penalties - Yards 7-68 8-83
Touchdowns 1 0
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 2-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 7-41.6 6-45.2
Return Yards 8 43
Punts - Returns 3-8 5-26
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-17
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 3/3 1/2
Extra Points 2/2 0/0
Field Goals 1/1 1/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-1 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-1 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Lions 5-8 037717
Cardinals 3-10 00033
96 PASS YDS 218
122 RUSH YDS 61
218 TOTAL YDS 279
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.2% 101 0 0 74.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.5% 3187 18 11 89.3
M. Stafford 15/23 101 0 0 4
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
Z. Zenner 34 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 54 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 82 1
Z. Zenner 12 54 1 14 11
L. Blount 29 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
125 365 5
L. Blount 12 33 0 14 2
T. Riddick 25 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 102 0
T. Riddick 6 28 0 9 5
M. Stafford 9 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 73 0
M. Stafford 1 7 0 7 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Riddick 25 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 55 368 0
T. Riddick 4 4 30 0 17 5
L. Toilolo 87 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 176 0
L. Toilolo 2 2 26 0 16 2
L. Blount 29 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 72 0
L. Blount 3 2 18 0 16 2
B. Ellington 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 31 224 1
B. Ellington 4 4 17 0 7 1
A. Jones 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 9 0
A. Jones 2 1 5 0 5 0
K. Golladay 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 57 859 5
K. Golladay 4 2 5 0 3 0
T. Jones 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 103 0
T. Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Roberts 80 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 100 3
M. Roberts 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Davis 40 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
59-20 0 5.0
J. Davis 7-1 1.0 0 0
G. Quin 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-13 0 1.0
G. Quin 5-1 0.0 0 0
Q. Diggs 28 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-10 2 0.0
Q. Diggs 4-0 0.0 0 0
A. Robinson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-14 0 1.0
A. Robinson 4-4 1.0 0 0
N. Lawson 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-8 0 0.0
N. Lawson 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Shead 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 0.0
D. Shead 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-15 0 1.0
C. Jones 3-0 0.0 0 1
D. Slay 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-2 3 0.0
D. Slay 2-1 0.0 1 0
M. Ford 38 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-1 0 0.0
M. Ford 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Okwara 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-10 0 6.0
R. Okwara 2-1 1.0 0 0
T. Walker 47 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 1 0.0
T. Walker 2-0 0.0 0 0
E. Ansah 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 4.0
E. Ansah 1-1 0.0 0 0
E. Lee 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
E. Lee 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Cooper 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Cooper 1-0 0.0 0 1
E. Harold 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 4.0
E. Harold 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Sheppard 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Sheppard 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Jean Francois 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-6 0 2.0
R. Jean Francois 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Harrison 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-26 0 3.0
D. Harrison 1-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Prater 5 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
24/27 25/25
M. Prater 1/1 47 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Martin 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 45.3 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
57 45.3 23
S. Martin 7 45.3 4 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Jones 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 8.3 11 0
T. Jones 1 4.0 4 0
Q. Diggs 28 SS
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
Q. Diggs 1 4.0 4 0
B. Ellington 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
B. Ellington 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Rosen 3 QB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.4% 240 0 1 69.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.4% 1910 10 12 68.3
J. Rosen 26/41 240 0 1 7
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
Da. Johnson 31 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 49 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
220 810 6
Da. Johnson 15 49 0 10 5
C. Edmonds 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
42 152 2
C. Edmonds 3 14 0 8 1
J. Rosen 3 QB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 81 0
J. Rosen 2 3 0 2 7
J. Nelson 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 0 0
J. Nelson 1 -5 0 -5 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Sherfield 16 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 77 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 110 0
T. Sherfield 7 5 77 0 19 7
L. Fitzgerald 11 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 55 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 563 5
L. Fitzgerald 9 5 55 0 14 5
J. Nelson 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 64 0
J. Nelson 7 3 43 0 17 4
R. Seals-Jones 86 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 318 1
R. Seals-Jones 5 3 31 0 12 3
J. Tolliver 17 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 22 0
J. Tolliver 2 2 22 0 12 2
Da. Johnson 31 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 8 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 43 340 2
Da. Johnson 10 8 12 0 10 5
J. Gresham 84 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 78 0
J. Gresham 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
H. Reddick 43 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-21 0 2.0
H. Reddick 10-1 0.0 0 0
A. Bethea 41 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
85-20 0 2.0
A. Bethea 7-1 0.0 0 0
D. Amerson 38 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 0 0.0
D. Amerson 6-1 0.0 0 0
B. Mayowa 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-7 0 3.0
B. Mayowa 4-0 0.0 0 0
B. Baker 36 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
63-21 0 2.0
B. Baker 4-0 0.0 0 1
G. Hodges 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-8 0 0.0
G. Hodges 3-2 0.0 0 0
P. Peterson 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-8 2 1.0
P. Peterson 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Boston 33 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-11 3 0.0
T. Boston 2-1 0.0 0 0
R. Gunter 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-7 0 2.0
R. Gunter 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-8 0 12.0
C. Jones 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Golden 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-4 0 1.0
M. Golden 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Malveaux 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-5 0 1.0
C. Malveaux 1-0 1.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Z. Gonzalez 5 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
5/9 5/7
Z. Gonzalez 1/2 22 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Lee 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 49.8 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
77 48.6 23
A. Lee 6 49.8 3 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Edmonds 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 15.0 17 0
C. Edmonds 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. Peterson 21 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 5.2 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 5.5 12 0
P. Peterson 5 5.2 12 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DET 25 2:57 7 43 Fumble
10:32 DET 35 2:03 3 7 Punt
6:24 DET 22 2:03 3 -7 Punt
2:31 DET 16 7:56 13 55 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:17 DET 44 1:17 3 -5 Punt
1:48 DET 17 1:18 5 31 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:32 DET 10 3:47 6 26 Punt
0:52 DET 11 2:21 5 1 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:14 DET 25 4:09 7 75 TD
1:53 DET 49 0:25 4 0 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:03 ARI 30 1:31 3 -6 Punt
8:29 ARI 15 2:05 4 12 Punt
4:21 ARI 27 1:50 5 23 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:35 ARI 25 4:18 10 39 FG Miss
4:00 ARI 24 2:12 5 6 Punt
0:30 ARI 19 0:30 2 11 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARI 25 3:28 6 19 Punt
7:45 ARI 14 4:42 8 42 INT
3:03 ARI 25 2:11 3 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:31 ARI 34 5:17 9 62 FG
4:05 ARI 25 2:12 7 26 Downs
1:28 ARI 15 1:28 5 41 Game