David Johnson injury: Cardinals' RB out with wrist issue

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Scott Tolzien is sacked by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Matt Longacre during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday Sept. 10 2017 in Los Angeles

The Detroit Lions opened their regular season at home on Sunday, September 10th, with a hard-fought victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

The Detroit Lions did not get their season off to a great start. On the second-and-5 play, Stafford missed his receiver and threw the ball right to Bethel, who returned the pick 82 yards for a touchdown.

The Lions defense would come through again in the second quarter when safety Glover Quin intercepted another Palmer overthrow.

Detroit's defense forced four turnovers, one of which was brought back for a score, and two others the offense turned into touchdowns.

The series of events began when Johnson caught a 24-yard pass and going down hard at the Lions' 3-yard line.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford is playing his best football since past year and a half, and it could get a stronger with the addition of running back Ameer Abdullah, who missed later half of the last season with a foot injury.

But the Lions secondary made plays, snagging two first-half interceptions.

Two plays later, Stafford connected with Theo Riddick from seven yards out for a touchdown, but a failed two-point conversion left the Lions down two.

Stafford finished his day 29-41 for 292 yards, four touchdowns and the one interception. Defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson stripped Johnson from behind on a carry and rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis recovered, setting the Lions up with a short field.

Not so special: Detroit's special teams had their issues early on. He was replaced on kickoff returns in the second half by Agnew.

Lions: Kasey Redfern's National Football League debut didn't last long.

His first touchdown, a 10-yarder, displayed the 6-foot-4, 213-pound receiver's catch radius and leaping ability.

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