Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals Week 1 Preview

Evan Chronis

August 01, 2019

The Detroit Lions begin the 2019-20 season away from home, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in Week 1. 

With the unlimited opportunities of a new season on the horizon, here is everything you need to know about the Week 1 meeting between the two teams. 

Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals Info

Date: September 8, 2019 — Week 1

Location: State Farm Stadium — Glendale, Arizona

Lions-Cardinals Series: Lions lead all-time, 33-28-5


Arizona Cardinals Offseason Additions

  • Drafted QB Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) with the First Overall Pick in the 2019 NFL Draft

  • Hired former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury to same position

  • Re-signed WR Larry Fitzgerald to a one-year contract extension

  • Kingsbury hired former Denver Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph as his Defensive Coordinator

  • Signed LB Terrell Suggs to a one-year contract

Player to Watch: Kyler Murray

The Lions get the first shot at challenging Heisman Trophy winner and Oklahoma Sooner star Kyler Murray as the No.1 overall pick plays in his first NFL game. A microscope will be applied to every Murray play as many look to see how he performs in his first game under Kliff Kingsbury's air-raid offensive system. 

There's still the lingering question of how Murray's game will translate to the pros, but the dual-threat quarterback could carry a lot of his success at Oklahoma into the NFL. In his Heisman season, Murray ranked third in the country in passing yards (4,361) and passing touchdowns (42), while also rushing for 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Stat to Know

The Lions aim for their second straight win on the road against the Cardinals after a 17-3 victory over in December 2018. Before that victory, the Lions were winless in Arizona since 1993. 


Official Ticket Packages to Lions vs. Cardinals

Official Travel Packages and Official Fan Packages for the Lions vs. the Eagles Week 3 match-up at Lincoln Financial Field are currently available through Detroit Lions Experiences.

Official Fan Packages Include: 

  • Ticket to Lions vs. Cardinals Game (Lower Level or Upper Level Seating Options)
  • Access to Detroit Lions Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Invite to Pregame Tailgate Party @ The Lola
    • Hosted by Detroit Lions legends Joique Bell and Herman Moore
    • Includes premium food and a full open bar
  • Detroit Lions Experiences Merchandise 

Official Travel Packages Include:

  • All Fan Package inclusions
  • Airfare from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) to Sky Harbor (PHX)
  • Option to add hotel and ground transportation accommodations

Lions vs. Cardinals Ticket Packages

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