Arizona beats Lions 38-10 to end 9-game skid

Arizona beats Lions 38-10 to end 9-game skid
December 16, 2012, 7:36 pm
Share This Post

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) makes a catch as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) defends during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

(APWF)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Greg Toler brought back an interception 102 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown, the longest return in franchise history, to seal Arizona's 38-10 victory over Detroit on Sunday, snapping the Cardinals' nine-game losing streak.

The Cardinals (5-9) intercepted Matthew Stafford three times, returning two of them for touchdowns and setting up a TD with the other, while sending the Lions to their sixth straight loss. Rashad Johnson brought back a pick 53 yards for a touchdown to cap Arizona's 21-point second quarter. Patrick Peterson's interception set up another score.

Another TD by Arizona came after Detroit (4-10) muffed a punt.

Detroit's Calvin Johnson became the first player in NFL history with consecutive 1,600-yard receiving seasons and tied an NFL record with his seventh straight 100-yard receiving game.

---

Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL