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Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn't saying much about quarterback Matthew Stafford's injured right leg.
Stafford left late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 44-41 overtime loss at Tennessee with a strained muscle, and although Shaun Hill played well in a relief role, the last thing the Lions want is a return to the days when their franchise quarterback wasn't able to stay healthy. Schwartz says he'll see how Stafford progresses through the week.
Detroit hosts the Minnesota Vikings this weekend.
Stafford was banged up as a rookie and played only 10 games, and he was limited to three the following season because of problems with his throwing shoulder.
He finally made 16 starts last season, throwing for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns.
BEST OF MAXIM
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left Sunday's game against the Titans in the fourth quarter with a strained leg muscle.Fantasy Spin:Stafford didn't have a bad day but it's certainly not what we were expecting against a terrible Tennessee defense. The Lions QB threw for 278 yards and one touchdown before leaving the game.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford didnt practice Wednesday, but he wasnt limping.
His status for Sundays game against Minnesota probably wont be officially released until Fridays injury report.
Im getting better, Stafford said. I feel better today than I did on Sunday. Taking it day-by-day, just trying to get better.
Stafford wouldnt confirm the exact...
The Detroit Lions lost to the Tennessee Titans in overtime on Sunday 44-41 after failing to convert a fourth down on a questionable decision.
The Lions had a 4th and 1 from the Tennessee seven and were down 44-41. They could have attempted a field goal to tie the game and keep the overtime going. Instead, they ran a play and lost a yard on what appeared to be a quarterback sneak...
A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE
The Lions head coach says a 'miscommunication' lead to his team going for it on fourth down instead of kicking the game-tying field goal on OT vs. the Titans.
The Detroit Lions lost starting QB Matthew Stafford to injury Sunday, but they are trying to keep his status hush-hush for this week’s game against the Vikings.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford is dealing with a hip injury and there’s a good chance that he doesn’t practice much this week, but still plays on Sunday.
“I would be surprised if he practiced Wednesday or Thursday, but ultimately, when the game rolls around, he’s a tough guy to count out. The injury looks to be more of a hip...
If Revis is lost for the season, it may kill the Jets playoff hopes
Matthew Stafford QB, Detroit Lions:
As if a 1-2 start wasn’t bad enough for the Detroit Lions, their biggest concern now might be the health of Matthew Stafford. Stafford left the game with just over a minute left in the 4th quarter, after getting hit on a throw to Brandon Pettigrew. What made the injury more interesting...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jim Schwartz's aggressive tendencies helped turn the Detroit Lions from the laughingstock of the NFL into a playoff team in three years after becoming the team's coach in 2009 following Detroit's infamous 0-16 season.
That aggressiveness had been heralded in pulling a team out of a playoff drought that had spanned 12 seasons. The Lions went 10-6...
This game can only be described as crazy.Tennessee gave away an 11 point half-time lead, scored five touchdowns of 60 plus yards, scored 21 points straight to go back up, and gave up a 14 point lead in the final 18 seconds of the game.Detroit was able to survive long scoring droughts, Matthew Stafford getting injured in the final two minutes of the game, and having the Titans score...
According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz didn’t have any comments on the results of Mathew Stafford’s MRI. He said he’ll make a determination on his status by Friday.
At this point I think Stafford will be ready to go next week.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson finally got in the end zone in Week 3, but the throw didn't come from Matthew Stafford, it came from Shaun Hill. Hill replaced Stafford after the latter exited with a leg injury.Fantasy Spin:Johnson was a beast as expected, catching 10 balls for 164 yards and a touchdown. Megatron hasn't been hurt by Stafford's fantasy struggles at all this...
The game went from unusual to kind of weird to very, very bizarre. Emotions ranged from desperation to elation and finally, for the Detroit Lions, complete exasperation.
This was just not normal for the NFL.
The Lions scored two touchdowns in the final 18 seconds of the fourth quarter, only to lose 44-41 Sunday to the Tennessee Titans on a failed quarterback sneak on fourth-and...