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Cardinals vs. Lions final score: What we learned in the 42-17 blowout win

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Take a look at the takeaways from today's win.

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The Arizona Cardinals didn't just take care of business -- they dominated. Much like their other victories this season, the 42-17 win over the now 0-5 Detroit Lions we in control most of the way. What did we learn in today's win?

Here are a few things:

Turnovers matter:

As if we didn't already know, but when you get turnovers and don't give the ball away, you have a very good chance at winning. Last week, they turned it over three times and lost. Today, they took it away five times. Although they did not capitalize on the first two, they definitely took advantage after that.

More running game success:

The Cardinals rushed for another 187 yards on Sunday. That makes the first time since 1988 that Arizona has rushed for at least 110 in each of the first five games of the season. Chris Johnson got over 100 yards. Andre Ellington had a 63-yard scamper for a touchdown. They got five rushes for at least 10 yards.

Injuries come up:

Three players left the game with injuries and Bruce Arians "does not" feel good about them. Safety Chris Clemons and linebackers Alex Okafor and Kenny Demens all left the game with injuries and will fly back to Arizona for an MRI. Clemons and Demens play significant roles on special teams, while Okafor is the team's biggest pass rushing threat off the edge. If Okafor misses any time, it means Kareem Martin will get important playing time.

Palmer is effective, efficient and gets some rest:

Palmer didn't have the throw the ball much. He attempted only  14 passes, completed 11 and had three touchdowns. He only was in the game for two plays in the fourth quarter. He was sacked twice, but both happened in the first quarter before the offense was able to score.

Sean Weatherspoon is inactive:

In somewhat of a surprise, Weatherspoon did not dress for the game. He is getting the Ryan Williams treatment. He missed a ton of time in training camp, is behind starting players and doesn't play special teams. With how Kevin Minter and Deone Bucannon are playing, it is understandable.

Taking care of business:

The Lions has been a bad team statistically. The Cardinals didn't play around. They did fall behind 7-0, but then put their foot on the gas and didn't look back. You can say they haven't really beaten any quality team, but when you beat bad teams in dominating fashion, that does tell you something. Next up is Pittsburgh, who plays without starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.