Lions sit Culpepper to start second half; Stanton in

After going scoreless in one half with Daunte Culpepper, the Lions opened the second half of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals with Drew Stanton at quarterback.

Stanton didn’t fare much better, throwing an interception on his second drive of the game. Lions rookie safety Louis Delmas bailed out Stanton on the next play, however, intercepting a Kurt Warner pass in the end zone and returning it 100 yards for a touchdown that cut the Cardinals’ lead to 17-7.

Culpepper completed 6 of 12 passes for 64 yards with one interception in his second consecutive start. Matthew Stafford, the No. 1 overall pick in last April’s draft, had been the Lions’ starter, but he’s still recovering from a left shoulder injury and was listed as the No. 3 QB against the Cardinals.

Stanton, a third-year pro, had played in four NFL games entering Sunday and completed 14 of 28 passes for 176 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions.

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