Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia has sleepless night after tie with Arizona Cardinals

FINAL SCORE Cardinals Lions play to 27-27 tie

FINAL SCORE Cardinals Lions play to 27-27 tie

Perhaps his most prolific highlight of the day came on his touchdown catch, as on a third-and-14, Stafford rolled out to his right and couldn't find an open receiver. They were held to 58 first-half yards.

The Lions tied the Cardinals, 27-27, with Arizona scoring 18 points in the fourth quarter and both teams kicking a field goal in the overtime period.

They had two chances to win in extra time and so did the Lions, but all they could do was trade field goals. Yeah, the game ended in a 27-27 tie.

Here is how things went down. The Lions responded with a field goal of their own, and the Cardinals weren't quite able to reach field-goal range again on their second possession. Tramaine Brock made a game-saving play in the end zone, breaking up a pass to Kenny Golladay.

It was a odd ending to a thrilling game.

Kingsbury's route to the Cardinals job was off the beaten path as well, having been fired from Texas Tech after a season-ending five-game losing streak resulted in a 5-7 finish. He finished with six catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. With a rhythm passing game, they moved the ball 70 yards in seven plays, all completed passes.

Arizona had 293 of its 387 yards of total offense in the fourth quarter and overtime after a listless first three quarters. First year head coach Kilff Kingsbury knows Murray won't have to do it all by himself. Murray was 6 for 15 for 41 yards with one throw-it-up-for-grabs interception and two balls batted back in his face. They allow the Lions to go 82 yards on 10 plays.

Detroit's T.J. Hockenson looks like he's ready to make an immediate impact in his rookie season.

What Lions fans should be the most excited about is Hockenson's versatility, as he proved to be a good old-fashioned tight end who can block and catch. Then the Cardinals get some movement offensively, getting 42 yards on the next drive.

The hiring of Kingsbury and selection of Murray gave the Cardinals (3-13 in 2018) some much-needed buzz entering the season. They do get points.

However, Murray engineered an impressive rally with the clock against him, throwing touchdown passes to David Johnson Larry Fitzgerald before a successful two-point conversion attempt to Christian Kirk levelled the scores with less than a minute remaining. Stafford has thrown for over 4,200 yards in every season since 2011, except last season's downtrodden performance where he finished with 3,777 yards and 21 touchdowns. This seems harsher. The Lions, for three quarters, were in clear control.