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    October 10, 2019 7:35 PM PDT
    GLENDALE Jarrad Davis Jersey White , Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals had hoped for the first winning streak of the season after a morale-boosting win at Green Bay in the snow last Sunday.But the Cardinals offense regressed in a 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, which dropped Arizona to 3-10.The Cardinals gave up three sacks and struggled to deal with the Lions’ pass rush, and they ran for just 61 yards as a team, averaging 2.9 yards per rush.In the end, their worn-down defense couldn’t keep the Cardinals close in the final minutes.“We didn’t create any movement up front on the offensive side of the ball to generate some positive plays on first and second down,” Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said.“We have to do a much better job protecting the quarterback, allowing him to go through his progression. And we have to protect the football.”Wilks said he was “extremely surprised” at his team’s performance coming off the win at Lambeau Field.“Great momentum, big win. We had a great week of practice,” Wilks said. “We have to learn how to finish. That’s what we didn’t do.”The Cardinals were able to avoid being blanked for the second time this season thanks to Zane Gonzalez‘s field goal in the fourth quarter.The offense sputtered with only five first downs in the first half and no points from its best drive Womens Frank Ragnow Jersey , which ended in a missed 54-yard try from Gonzalez.“Sometimes when you go three-and-out early, it’s hard to get in any kind of rhythm,” quarterback Josh Rosen said.The second half was only slightly better, but saw the Cardinals booed after a three-and-out late in the third quarter.The fans cheered loudest for the continuation of longtime wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald‘s streak of games with at least one catch, which is up to 224.Fitzgerald figured to be more of a focal point with Christian Kirk out for the season because of a broken foot.But Fitzgerald — who became the NFL leader for most receptions with one team at 1,286 — had one catch through three quarters.“Obviously we had an awareness on him,” Lions coach Matt Patricia said. “We know he is going to get the ball. We know he is going to get open in critical situations. You saw that as the game was going on and they got back to him and he was able to make great plays. You just kind of hold your breath the whole time because he can change the game in a second.”Down 3-0 in the third quarter, the Cardinals had three straight first downs on their second possession of the second half. Then Rosen was intercepted by the Lions’ Darius Slay, who returned the ball 67 yards for a touchdown.“It’ll be a frustrating Monday Sam Martin Jersey White ,” Rosen said, looking ahead to breaking down the offense on film, “but a Monday that needs to happen.”On the drive for the field goal, the Cardinals — looking for some way to get points — tried a direct snap to rookie running back Chase Edmonds on first and goal from the Detroit 8, but it resulted in a holding penalty that backed them up 10 yards.Arizona had to settle for Gonzalez’s 22-yard field goal with 8:14 to play. The Cardinals finished with eight penalties for 83 yards.Still trailing only 10-3, the Cardinals still had a chance. But the Lions handed the ball off to running back Zach Zenner seven times on a drive, the seventh carry was a 1-yard touchdown that sealed Detroit’s win.“We have to be able to muster up more than three points,” Fitzgerald said. “Converting more consistently on third downs and extending drives would be huge.” One rumor from the NFL Combine suggests the Lions would pass on the LSU cornerback."Early in draft season, easily the most popular mock draft pick for the Detroit Lions was LSU cornerback Greedy Williams. Way back in early December T.J. Jones Jersey , Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller mocked him to Detroit, and a couple month later, ESPN’s Todd McShay followed suit. The pick makes some logical sense, as the Lions are definitely in the market for a talented cornerback to play beside Darius Slay. We know Detroit places a high value on the position, as they went after some of the biggest free agent targets last year.But with rumors flowing in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine, Lions fan may want to consider a different cornerback prospect to fall in love with. According to Lions Wire’s Jeff Risdon—who is currently in Indianapolis for the Combine—the Lions may not be as interested in Williams as these mocks suggest. Here’s what Risdon wrote in his NFL Combine Day 2 recap over at RealGM.com: Of course, one has to question the motives of a Lions staff member being so blunt and honest with a member of the media. Why give something like that away? The possibility of this being a smokescreen is definitely raised. But this criticism of Williams does fall in line with Detroit’s perceived preference for cornerbacks. Corners in Matt Patricia’s defense tend to be big and physical, and those are two traits that don’t exactly define Greedy Williams. Williams is listed as 6-foot-3, but just 184 pounds by LSU’s official site (hasn’t measured at the NFL Combine yet) A'Shawn Robinson Jersey White , while other potential draft picks (Amani Oruwariye: 6-foot-1, 203; Rock Ya-Sin: 6-foot-2, 190) are a little thicker and play a little dirtier. And earlier in the week, head coach Matt Patricia talked about the importance of tackling from every position on defense.“I put a high priority on tackling just in general for our team,” Patricia said when asked about the importance of that skill among cornerbacks. “I don’t think we can change that depending on whatever position it is, but you’ve got to try and find the right balance. Obviously, the biggest thing they’ve got to be able to do is cover in those situations.”“Understand that some of the players on the other side of the ball are pretty good, too. They’re going to catch the ball, and what you want to make sure that happens is that they tackle right away and they don’t turn those plays—whatever they are—into bigger plays.”But at this point in time Womens DeShawn Shead Jersey , it’s important to take every little new nugget with a grain of salt. Does it make sense that the Lions would not be all that interested in Williams? Sure. Does that mean, definitively, they won’t draft him? Absolutely not.