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Matthew Stafford is the latest Lions quarterback to learn that there is no protective pocket after having a bad game.
The phone lines on sports-talk radio have been burning all week from callers who suddenly perceive Stafford as the problem, not the solution, in the Lions recent struggles.
The Lions are 1-3 in their last four games, and Stafford had one of his worst games as a pro in last weeks 37-13 loss at Chicago. He had four interceptions, and two were returned for touchdowns.
Coach Jim Schwartz has no concern that last weeks game was anything but an aberration, or that there will be any lingering effects in Sundays crucial game against the Panthers at Ford Field.
The least of our worries is our quarterback, Schwartz said.
Staffords record this season indicates he will have a bounce-back performance against the Panthers.
My prediction: Lions 23, Panthers 17. It doesnt cover the seven-point spread but keeps the Lions on course to make the playoffs.
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Matthew Stafford was drafted first overall in the 2009 NFL draft for a reason: he has a cannon for an arm and has all the makings to be a great quarterback in the NFL. However, Lions fans have been frustrated over the last five weeks with his scared, and quite frankly bad, play on the field.
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Four Detroit Lions, including quarterback Matthew Stafford, and two Chicago Bears have been fined by the NFL for incidents in their game last Sunday.
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A confrontation between Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Bears defensive back D.J. Moore that set off a brawl on Sunday has resulted in fines for both men. Stafford was fined $7,500 for throwing Moore to the ground while Moore was blocking him following an interception. That led to Moore retaliating after the play by running…
After a couple of lean years, the Detroit Lions have assembled a legitimate playoff contender centered around quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Carolina Panthers are in the process of attempting to construct one of their own to surround Cam Newton.
Seeing as the main reason for Detroit's brutal offensive performance in last weekend's lopsided loss was gusting winds - that is, according to Jim Schwartz and Matthew Stafford - the Lions shouldn't have much trouble offensively over the next month.
Facing a struggling Carolina Panthers defense also could help the unit get back on track.
Opening a stretch of four straight...
Lem Barney could only laugh and wonder what his old gang of Lions teammates and coaches would have said if a defensive back complained that a quarterback was too aggressive in hitting him.
Its almost unthinkable for the Hall of Fame cornerback who played 11 seasons with the Lions (1967-77) with such flair and style that he was dubbed The Supernatural.
But that happened in the Lions...
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers take on Matt Stafford and the Detroit Lions in midseason football. One team looking to rebuild and the other looking to take the next step.