Final

Cardinals 21

(2-7, 0-4 away)

Lions 29

(4-5, 3-2 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 13, 2005

 

1 2 3 4 T
ARI 0 3 8 1021
DET 9 10 7 329

Top Performers

Passing: K. Warner (ARI) - 359 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. Jones (DET) - 14 CAR, 81 YDS

Receiving: L. Fitzgerald (ARI) - 9 REC, 141 YDS, 1 TD

Arizona (2-6) at Detroit (3-5)

Arizona (2-6) at Detroit (3-5), Sunday 1:00 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) -- Steve Mariucci is uncomfortable with Joey Harrington as his starting quarterback. Dennis Green feels the same way about Josh McCown.

Mariucci plans to switch back to Jeff Garcia as his starting quarterback Sunday when the Detroit Lions host the Arizona Cardinals.

The third overall pick in 2002, Harrington has struggled in his career, compiling just a 66.1 quarterback rating in 52 games. He has passed for 53 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.

Three weeks ago, Mariucci benched Harrington in favor of Garcia, who went 1-1 in two starts. But with Garcia still not fully recovered from a broken leg he suffered in the last preseason game, Mariucci went back to Harrington in last week's 27-14 loss at Minnesota.

Against the Vikings, Harrington completed 28-of-48 passes for 263 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions and a fumble.

After a 2-2 start, the Lions have lost three of four. They have struggled offensively, scoring more than 14 points just once in their last four games.

Green also has shown little faith in McCown, who is 2-2 as the starter. Two-time NFL Most Valuable Player Kurt Warner has lost all four of his starts.

Last week, Warner returned from a groin injury and went 29-of-48 for 334 yards and one touchdown with three interceptions in a 33-19 loss to Seattle. Warner has two TDs and five interceptions in four games.

Arizona has been outscored, 187-95, in its six losses.

Arizona's defense took a hit when Pro Bowl end Bertrand Berry suffered a torn left pectoral muscle in last week's loss. The team leader with seven sacks, Berry is expected to miss the rest of the season.

The Lions posted a 26-12 victory over the Cardinals here last December 5. Kevin Jones led the way for the Lions, carrying 26 times for 196 yards and a touchdown.

Matchup to watch: Lions tight end Marcus Pollard, who had four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown last week, against strong safety Adrian Wilson.

Series: Detroit leads, 30-21-5.

Next week: Arizona visits St. Louis, November 20 Detroit visits Dallas, November 20

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Passing Leaders

ArizonaCMP%YDSTDINT
C. Palmer64.930420
D. Stanton48.316700
DetroitCMP%YDSTDINT
M. Stafford61.363731

Rushing Leaders

ArizonaCARYDSAVGTD
A. Ellington281445.10
J. Dwyer16513.21
DetroitCARYDSAVGTD
J. Bell25873.51
R. Bush15412.70

Receiving Leaders

ArizonaRECYDSAVGTD
M. Floyd613823.00
L. Fitzgerald77310.40
DetroitRECYDSAVGTD
C. Johnson1324719.02
G. Tate1115013.60

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsARI
 
 348
DET
 
 270
Yards PassingARI
 
 277
DET
 
 178
Yards RushingARI
 
 71
DET
 
 92
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedARI
 
 296
DET
 
 322
Pass Yds AllowedARI
 
 194
DET
 
 195
Rush Yds AllowedARI
 
 102
DET
 
 128

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Detroit leads 3-2
Dec 5, 2004ARI 12, @DET 26
Sep 7, 2003ARI 24, @DET 42
Dec 8, 2002ARI 23, DET 20
Nov 18, 2001ARI 45, DET 38