Monday, September 16, 2013
A look at Cardinals' win from the day after
By Josh Weinfuss
TEMPE, Ariz. – Here’s a look at a few notes from the day after the Arizona Cardinals' 25-21 win over the Detroit Lions.
- The Cardinals are allowing 58.0 rushing yards per game, third-best in the NFL and No. 1 in the NFC.
- Cornerback Patrick Peterson became the first defender to catch and complete a pass since at least the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
- Since 2008, the Cardinals lead the NFL with 15 blocked field goals and 17 blocked kicks.
- Quarterback Carson Palmer surpassed 30,000 career passing yards in Sunday’s game, becoming the seventh active quarterback and 36th in history to reach that plateau. He has 30,040 heading into Week 3 at New Orleans. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is up next, with 32,339.
- Sunday was Palmer’s 14th career fourth-quarter comeback.
- Following a punt by the Cardinals’ Dave Zastudil, the Lions' average starting position was their own 10-yard line.
- The Cardinals have 49 first downs through two games, tied with the Giants for third in the NFL. Last season, the Cards averaged 15.4 first downs per game.
- Rashard Mendenhall's 66 rushing yards and 28 receiving yards on Sunday marked the eighth time in his career that he totaled at least 65 rushing and 25 passing. His teams are 7-1 in those instances.