Arizona Cardinals ended their nine-game losing streak against the Detriot Lions
Last Updated: 18/12/12 8:01am
Beanie Wells: Rushed for three touchdowns in Arizona's win over Detriot on Sunday
Arizona turned four turnovers by Detroit into touchdowns, including Greg Toler's 102-yard interception return to beat the Lions 38-10 on Sunday and end a nine-game losing streak.
It was the Cardinals' first win since beating Miami on September 30, and it sent the Lions to their sixth consecutive defeat.
The Cardinals found redemption a week after a 58-0 loss in Seattle, the most one-sided defeat in franchise history. Arizona's Beanie Wells had touchdown runs of 5, 1 and 31 yards.
Detriot opened the scoring in the second quarter courtesy of Mikel Leshoure one-yard run, but that was as good as it got for the visitors.
Wells responded for Arizona with two touchdown runs before Rashad Johnson's 53-yard interception return capped a 21-point second quarter.
Jay Feely's 51-yard field goal that made it 24-7 with 9:19 left in the third quarter with Jason Hanson's 41-yard field goal helping reduce the arrears.
Toler's length of the field interception return in the fourth was the longest in franchise history before Wells' third rushing touchdown of the day completed the scoring.
Detroit's Calvin Johnson became the first player in NFL history with consecutive 1,600-yard receiving seasons and tied an NFL record with his seventh straight 100-yard receiving game, but it was otherwise a disappointing day for the Lions.