Posted October 26, 2011 on AP on Fox
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There aren't many young quarterbacks receiving more attention than Matthew Stafford. The one he hopes to face Sunday certainly seems to be. If Stafford can overcome an injury to take the field, the Detroit Lions surely have a better shot to bounce back from consecutive losses and spoil Tim Tebow's first home start of the season for the Denver Broncos. Detroit (5-2) got off to a quick start this year behind Stafford, who battled injuries in his first two NFL seasons. However, he hasn't been as sharp in back-to-back defeats and is now battling a sprained ankle suffered in a 23-16 loss to Atlanta last Sunday. Stafford was hurt on the Lions' last offensive play, a failed fourth-down attempt with 1:31 remaining, although he said he could have returned if they got the ball back. He was wearing a protective boot Monday, and while coach Jim Schwartz didn't give any details about test results on the ankle, he said the findings weren't overly worrisome. "Getti...
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