Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson reportedly out 2-3 months

Most expected Arizona to top the Lions this past Sunday, but instead, quarterback Carson Palmer threw three interceptions and the Cardinals fell by a score of 35-23. Johnson set an National Football League record last season with 100 yards from scrimmage in each of the first 15 games of a season. He may not be the explosive back that David Johnson is, but Chris Johnson is capable of getting 100 yards per game on 20 or more carries. With each running back having a separate strength, Arizona's rushing game will likely be by committee instead of relying upon just one player. San Francisco allowed just 3.6 yards per carry to Carolina running backs Christian McCaffrey and Jonathan Stewart in the opener.

The Eagles placed Sturgis on IR with a hip injury and signed kicker Jake Elliott off the Bengals practice squad, the team announced Tuesday. Head coach Bruce Arians wanted that number to be even higher in 2017. In an interesting twist, it was an injury to Chris Johnson that gave David Johnson the starting running back job as a rookie two years ago. Arians said David Johnson indeed hurt his wrist on the catch near the goal line. It had nothing to do with the knee injury from week 17 of previous year but a big hit that looked to have knocked the wind out of him.

"It's hard to replace a guy like D.J.", Niklas said. The issues on defense were not with the running game, but came mainly from preventing the pass. We're going to have to put pieces together and try to make two people one, essentially. The Lions were shooting themselves in the foot, left and right, throughout the entire game.

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