RECORDS & AWARDS
NFL PREVIEW: DETROIT LIONS (4-9) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-9)
December 12, 2012Richmond High School
LIONS: Have NFL’s No. 1 pass offense (307.8 yards per game)…QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has 4,006 pass yards & is 3rd player in NFL history to have 4,000 yards in season after passing for 5,000 (DAN MARINO, DREW BREES). When he has 105+ rating, Lions are 10-0…RB MIKEL LESHOURE has 6 rush TDs in past 6. Has rush TD in 3 of past 4…WR CALVIN JOHNSON is 3rd player in NFL history with 1,500+ rec. yards in consecutive seasons. Has 100+ rec. yards in 6 games in row & can tie NFL record (7). In past 6, has 55 catches for 908 yards (151.3 per game) & 4 TDs. Since 2011, has NFL-best 3,227 rec. yards & 111.3 yards per game. Since 2008, has 50 rec. TDs, most in NFL. Since 2010, TE BRANDON PETTIGREW is 3rd among NFL TEs with 211 rec. TE TONY SCHEFFLER had TD last week…DE CLIFF AVRIL has 5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 4. Aims for 5th in row with sack. Is 1 of 2 in NFL with 20+ sacks (20.5) & 8+ FFs (8) since 2011 (VON MILLER). Had sack & FF in last meeting. In only game vs. Arz., S LOUIS DELMAS had 101-yard INT-TD…CARDINALS: QB JOHN SKELTON has 3,707 career pass yards & needs 293 to reach 4,000…RB BEANIE WELLS rushed for 110 yards & TD in only meeting…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 3 TDs in past 2 meetings & 4 TDs in past 4 vs. Det. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Lions with TD. Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 7,837 yards & 62 rec. TDs. WR ANDRE ROBERTS has 100+ yards or TD in 4 of past 6 in Dec. Has career-highs in catches (53), yards (675) & TDs (5). TE ROB HOUSLER has team-best 19 catches in past 3…LB DARYL WASHINGTON has 10 sacks in past 14. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (CLAY MATTHEWS) with 14+ sacks, 3+ INTs & 2+ FFs since 2011. Has 7 sacks in past 7 at home. Leads team with 108 tackles. S KERRY RHODES had INT in last game vs. Det. (10/22/06 with NYJ). Has 3 INTs & FF in past 4. CB PATRICK PETERSON aims for 4th in row with INT. Ties for 3rd in NFL with 6 INTs. Leads team with 12 PD. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL has 9 sacks in his past 13 in Dec. DT DARNELL DOCKETT has 6 sacks in past 9 in Dec/Jan.