Lions Open With A Tie

The Detroit Lions blew an 18 point lead in the 4th quarter and ended up in a 27-27 tie with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday to open the NFL season.  The Lions appeared to have the game clinched, but called time out a second before converting a third down play that would have given Detroit a first time and a chance to run out the clock for the win.  After failing on the next third down attempt, the Lions had a punt blocked, setting up Arizona for the tying score.  The teams traded field goals in overtime.  Matthew Stafford passed for 385 yards and three touchdowns.  T.J. Hockenson had six catches for 131 yards and a score in his pro debut, while Danny Amendola added seven catches for 104 yards and a touchdown for the Lions.  Detroit is home next Sunday to face the Los Angeles Chargers.