Going into Week 15, the Detroit Lions (1-11-1) are now officially eliminated from the playoffs, but that doesn't change their desire to compete hard for each other and the City of Detroit.
This week the Lions will be hosting the 10-3 Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are coming off a tough division loss to the Los Angeles Rams, causing them to drop in the playoff standings. Arizona fell from the No. 1 seed to the No. 3 seed in the NFC.
The Cardinals are looking to get back on track this week, while the Lions are going for the upset.
Here are 5 Cardinals storylines to follow heading into Sunday's matchup:
1. DeAndre Hopkins knee injury leads to second opinion
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was hurt at end of Monday loss; reportedly will miss multiple games ... READ MORE
2. Cardinals prepare for life without DeAndre Hopkins
Kyler Murray hasn't had to work without DeAndre Hopkins yet this season – the three games the Cardinals quarterback missed were the three the top wide receiver missed as well ... READ MORE
3. Cardinals have short week to put Rams in rear view
The Cards have not lost back-to-back games this season. They don't expect this to be any different, with a trip to Detroit upcoming ... READ MORE
4. You've Got Mail: Lions Week
Not an ideal finish to the Monday night game against the Rams, and now the Cardinals are feeling just how thin the margin for error is at the top of the standings ... READ MORE
5. NFC Playoff Picture: Week 15
After loss to Rams, the Cardinals fall to third in seeding ... READ MORE