Stanton, defense lead Cardinals past Lions 14-6

Nov 16, 2014 7:55 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Drew Stanton threw touchdown passes to Michael Floyd on Arizona's first two possessions and the Cardinals held Detroit without a touchdown, beating the Lions 14-6 on Sunday in a matchup of teams with two of the best records in the NFC.

Stanton, starting after Carson Palmer was lost for the season with a knee injury, threw TD passes of 42 and 12 yards. After that, Arizona's offense stalled and Stanton threw two interceptions. But the Lions couldn't convert either turnover into a touchdown.

Arizona won its sixth in a row to improve to an NFL-best 9-1. The Cardinals, with their best record through 10 games since 1948, have a three-game lead over Seattle and San Francisco in the NFC West.

Detroit (7-3) was held without a touchdown for the first time this season.

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