The Lions finally played the type of game coach Dan Campbell imagined — tough on both sides of the ball — and stunned the Arizona Cardinals with a 30-12 victory on Sunday.
“That’s what we’ve been trying to build here,” Campbell said. “We knew what we had to do and we did it in all three phases of the game. We knew we had to go all-out today, because if you play timid against the Cardinals, they will take you apart.
“We threw caution to the wind, knowing we might win or we might lose by 50, but that we’d play our game,”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 19, 2021
The 10-3 Cardinals lost to the 1-11-1 Lions
This is the 3rd time since 1970 that a team w/ the NFL’s worst record beat a team w/ the best record (incl tied records), min. 8 gms each
The prev. 2 teams to lose — 1995 Cowboys & 2004 Patriots — went on to win Super Bowl that season
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 19, 2021