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NFL Capsule: Lions at Cardinals

NFL Capsule: Lions at Cardinals

DETROIT (4-9) At ARIZONA (4-9)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Lions by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 5-8; Arizona 5-8

SERIES RECORD - Lions lead 31-24-5

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 24; Cardinals No. 29

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Lions 31-24, Dec. 20, 2009

LAST WEEK - Lions lost to Packers 27-20, Cardinals lost to Seahawks 58-0

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (21), PASS (1)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (20), PASS (13)

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (28)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (30), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Lions WR Calvin Johnson needs 303 yards receiving to break Jerry Rice's NFL single-season record (1,848) and is 140 yards shy of Herman Moore's franchise record (1,686). ... Lions and New England only NFL teams averaging more than 400 yards per game. ... Detroit has blown double-digit lead three straight games, matching NFL record. ... Series dates to 1930, when it was Portsmouth Spartans against Chicago Cardinals. ... Lions dominated series 13-0-3 from 1934 to 1941. ... Cardinals 8-3 against Detroit since moving to Arizona. ... Kurt Warner threw for 233 yards and two TDs and Beanie Wells rushed for 110 yards and TD in victory that clinched NFC West title for Arizona three years ago. ... If Cardinals lose, it will tie franchise record for consecutive losses (10) in season. Team went 0-10 in 1944, when it was merged with Pittsburgh Steelers because of player shortage during World War II. ... With his one catch for 2 yards at Seattle, WR Larry Fitzgerald has receptions in 130 consecutive games. It's the second-longest active streak in NFL behind Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez (190). ... Cardinals have eight TDs in nine-game losing streak and none in last two games.

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Did Anthony Cowan deserve the technical foul that ended his night vs. Ohio State?

Did Anthony Cowan deserve the technical foul that ended his night vs. Ohio State?

Anthony Cowan was handed a technical foul late in the second half of Maryland's matchup with Ohio State that resulted in his disqualification.

Cowan, with four personal fouls at the time, was hammered on a layup attempt with 3:54 left in the contest against the Buckeyes. He had cut the Buckeyes' lead to 64-59 and thought he was headed to the free-throw line for an and-1. He was not. 

After no whistle was blown, Cowan reacted, kicking his foot in the air in disbelief. He was then given the technical. which was his fifth and final foul. Maryland didn't have its star point guard for the final 3:54 of a tight game. 

Cowan had picked up his third foul with 7:08 left in the game and then No. 4 exactly two minutes later. 

Twitter lit into the officiating that played a major factor in a very important conference game between the two squads.

Maryland ended up losing the matchup to the Buckeyes 79-72, but it didn't lose ground in the conference standings.

Penn State lost Sunday afternoon, too, so Maryland (22-5, 12-4 conference) didn't lose any ground in its quest to win the Big 10 regular-season championship for the first time. With four games to go, the Terps still hold a two-game lead over the Nittany Lions, Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin in the conference standings. Those teams are all tied at 10-6. 

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Maryland doesn't lose any ground in Big 10 standings after loss to Ohio State

Maryland doesn't lose any ground in Big 10 standings after loss to Ohio State

Maryland suffered a frustrating loss to Ohio State on the road Sunday in a game that featured their best player fouling out thanks to a more than questionable technical foul. 

The bad news for the Terps? They missed a chance to gain ground on Baylor, Gonzaga and San Diego State, who all lost on Saturday, for a top seed in the NCAA tournament. 

The good news is that Penn State lost, too, so Maryland didn't lose any ground in its quest to win the Big 10 regular-season championship for the first time. With four games to go, it still holds a two-game lead over Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin in the conference standings. 

For the Terps to lose this regular-season title, it would have to be a monumental collapse over the next few weeks.

But the schedule still features some tough games so it isn't over quite yet. Maryland must shake off this most recent loss in Columbus and refocus on a 13-13 Minnesota team. The Terp's final three opponents after that are Michigan State at home, Rutgers on the road and Michigan in College Park. 

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