Stanton leads 9-1 Cardinals over Lions

Glendale, AZ ( – Drew Stanton threw touchdown passes to
Michael Floyd on the first two drives of the game and the Arizona Cardinals
beat the Detroit Lions 14-6 on Sunday to match the best start in franchise

Stanton stepped in again for Carson Palmer, who was lost for the season after
suffering a torn ACL in his left knee last week.

His touchdown throws of 42 and 12 yards to Floyd in the first nine minutes of
the game stood up as the NFL-leading Cardinals (9-1) pushed their winning
streak to six.

It’s the first time the franchise won nine of its first 10 games since the
Chicago Cardinals went 11-1 in 1948.

Matt Prater kicked two field goals for the Lions (7-3), who had a four-game
winning streak snapped — their longest since a 5-0 start to the 2011 season.