GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's late-season fade is starting to feel like a full-blown collapse.
The Cardinals failed to clinch a playoff spot for the third straight week after a 22-16 loss to the banged-up Indianapolis Colts, who were missing arguably their best defensive player and four starting offensive linemen.
Matt Prater came up short and paid the price, not once but twice.
His attempt to break his own record for longest field goal in NFL history — a 64-yarder in Denver's thin air eight years ago — backfired Sunday when a former teammate returned his missed 68-yard attempt in Jacksonville's heavy air a record-tying 109 yards for a touchdown on the last play of the first half.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals didn't play particularly well for three quarters, gave up a stunning 109-yard touchdown just before halftime on a missed field goal and still rallied to win an NFL game on the road by nearly two touchdowns.
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Tucker ended the game as if he was starting it, backing up an extra step or two and kicking the football with every bit of force he had in his right foot.
Tucker set an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal, bouncing it through off the crossbar as time expired to lift the Baltimore Ravens to a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Tucker set an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal, bouncing it through off the crossbar as time expired to lift the Baltimore Ravens to a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Prater still has plenty of leg left at 37.
The Arizona kicker broke the franchise record with a 62-yard field goal to end the first half on Sunday, putting the Cardinals up 24-23 over the Minnesota Vikings.
DETROIT LIONS (5-11)
New faces: GM Brad Holmes, coach Dan Campbell, QB Jared Goff, RB Jamaal Williams, WR Tyrell Williams, OT Penei Sewell (No. 7 overall draft pick), DT Michael Brockers.
Key losses: QB Matthew Stafford, RBs Kerryon Johnson, WRs Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola, DT Danny Shelton, CB Desmond Trufant, K Matt Prater, returner Jamal Agnew.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)
New Faces: DE J.J. Watt, WR A.J. Green, C Rodney Hudson, OL Brian Winters, QB Colt McCoy, LB Zaven Collins (first-round pick), WR Rondale Moore (second-round pick), RB James Conner, K Matt Prater, S Shawn Williams.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rookie Zaven Collins looked comfortable as Arizona's middle linebacker, Matt Prater booted game-tying and game-winning field goals, and the Cardinals rallied for a 19-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in a preseason game on Friday night.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)
CAMP SITE: Glendale, Arizona
LAST YEAR: The Cardinals looked like one of the NFL's rising franchises for most of the season but lost five of their final seven games to fall just short of the playoffs.
ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley saw a tantalizing path to the end zone and couldn't help himself.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Dempsey, the kicker born without toes on his kicking foot who made a then-record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus...
Detroit — The Detroit Lions did what they needed to do to keep their playoff pulse alive, methodically dominating the Chicago Bears, 20-10, at Ford Field on Saturday.
The Lions (8-6) were the better team on both sides of the ball, doing a particularly impressive job shutting down the Bears (4-10) on the ground.