The Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals

Detroit Lions odds

A spendy offseason added to head coach Matt Patricia’s stated goal to be bigger and more physical, and could mean big things for running back Kerryon Johnson. The Lions view Johnson, a second-year back, as a strong complement to quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford’s line is solid, and he should drop back with confidence considering the Cardinals are without Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson (suspension). ,

Arizona Cardinals odds

No. 1 pick Kyler Murray was blitzed relentlessly by the Oakland Raiders in the preseason and didn’t handle the pressure well, a blueprint the Lions and others are certain to test until Murray shows he’s comfortable being uncomfortable. A running back with a rocket arm, the 2018 Heisman winner will operate a vast offense for first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury. A lingering question from last season despite the changes: Will the offensive line be able to carry its water?  ,