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Detroit Lions Week 3 report card: Coaches has much-needed, bounce-back game

It may not have been a literal must-win game, but the Detroit Lions absolutely needed that win over the Arizona Cardinals. They didn’t make it easy—and they may have been gifted a handful of mistakes from Arizona—but Detroit did just enough to notch their first win in their past 11 attempts.

While the national narrative will likely surround Kyler Murray and the Cardinals losing this one, the Lions did plenty on their own to earn this win—especially in crunch time. The defense finally saw some playmaking ability, and a few players on offense made game-changing plays.