Palmer throws 3 TDs to help Cardinals dominate Lions 42-17

Oct 11, 2015 7:33 PM by Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) - Carson Palmer threw for three touchdowns, Matthew Stafford was benched after throwing a third interception, and the Arizona Cardinals routed the Detroit Lions 42-17 Sunday.

The Cardinals (4-1) have a two-game lead in the NFC West.

The Lions (0-5) have the dubious distinction of being the NFL's only winless team and are off to their worst start since becoming the league's only 0-16 team in 2008.

Palmer was poised and efficient, completing 11 of 14 passes for 161 yards, with a 14-yard pass to Darren Fells, an 18-yard connection to John Brown, and a 2-yard strike to Larry Fitzgerald for scores.

Stafford simply struggled, getting picked off on passes well short of receivers and missing at least one wide-open option. He was replaced in the third quarter by Dan Orlovsky.


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