Allen Park, Mich. -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford knows that much of the team's success rides on his performance.
Entering his fifth NFL season, Stafford has had a somewhat uneven career thus far, due in part to injuries early on and poor overall team play in other instances.
So is Stafford destined to be the quarterback who threw 5,038 yards with 41 touchdowns and just 16 interceptions as he did in 2011 or the one who threw for 4,967 yards with 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions as he did last season?
The answer to that question could determine the Lions' fate.
The 2011 Lions went 10-6 and lost in the playoffs in the wild card game to the New Orleans Saints.
The 2012 Lions went 4-12 and missed the playoffs for the 12th time in 13 seasons.
New Lions running back Reggie Bush, who played for the Saints and won a Super Bowl with them, led by quarterback Drew Brees, has faith in what Stafford can do.
"I think he has all the intangibles to be a Hall of Famer, a Pro B...