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Lions vs. Cardinals score update: Offenses silent in scoreless 1st quarter

Good offense has been a rare occurrence so far in Sunday's game between the Lions and Cardinals.


The Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals enter the second quarter in a scoreless tie after both teams proved to be offensively inept over the first 15 minutes. Early in the second quarter, the two teams combined for 134 total yards, seven first downs and, obviously, zero points.

The Cardinals have done a better job of moving the ball so far, gaining 70 total yards to Detroit's 64, but they've also committed the game's lone turnover, a Ryan Lindley interception. Arizona drove into Lions territory on its first possession, but penalties pushed the offense out of field goal range, eventually leading to a punt.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has looked off so far, completing just 4 of 11 passes for 44 yards. He failed to connect on any of his first six passing attempts, though he began to find his rhythm late in the quarter.

Both teams were 4-9 entering Sunday's game.