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Matthew Stafford and the Lions are coming off a tough loss to the Titans, and it was a game in which could come back to haunt the Lions more than Green Bay’s loss to Seattle.
Stafford (hamstring) was not healthy enough to play in the fourth quarter, but he is expected to be better than ever at home against the Vikings.
Calvin Johnson will be going up against a Vikings secondary that has struggled for years, but they are magically ranked eighth in the NFL for total yards allowed per game.
Harrison Smith and Antoine Winfield are the two thumpers in the secondary that will be keying on the Lions potent passing attack, but this game comes down to Stafford’s ability to avoid the critical mistakes.
Stafford has 3 TD and 4 INT, but his numbers need to increase or else this NFC dark horse contender will officially become pretenders if they drop another expected victory.
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He wasn't limping Wednesday and he was back to practice Thursday.
All signs point to Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returning for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field.
Stafford came out of Sunday's overtime loss at Tennessee in the final minutes of regulation when he aggravated an ailing right hip. He also missed Wednesday's practice...
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...
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has earned a reputation as a fragile, injury plagued player over the course of his four-year NFL career. Hand, shoulder, and leg injuries have plagued the former first round pick, limiting him to only one full 16 game season as a starter.
According to Adam Schefter, we can add hip to Stafford’s long list of ailments. Schefter reports that Stafford...
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford practiced with the first team on Thursday and it looks like he's going to play Sunday against Minnesota. Stafford left last Sunday's game against Tennessee with an injured hip.Fantasy Spin:The Lions will need a win this week to avoid dropping to 1-3 for the year so even if Stafford is still a little banged up, we're guessing he'...
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford practiced again on Friday and it looks like he's going to play Sunday against Minnesota. Stafford left last Sunday's game against Tennessee with an injured hip.Fantasy Spin:The Lions will need a win this week to avoid dropping to 1-3 for the year so expect Stafford to play this weekend and as always, throw often.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford practiced for the second straight day Friday and is expected to start against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Stafford left last week's loss against the Tennessee Titans with a leg injury and did not practice Wednesday. Tight end Tony Scheffler (calf) practiced Friday and is expected to play Sunday. Safety Louis Delmas remains...
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...
After suffering both an injury to star quarterback Matthew Stafford and a loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, it’s fair to say that the Detroit Lions have been left reeling.
Sitting at 1-2, the Lions have to be concerned with the plethora of missed opportunities in their first three games.
Now Detroit faces the Minnesota Vikings, a team that is coming off a victory against...
Last week: 21 (-2)
Every year a team goes from in the playoffs to winning 5 games or fewer. The Lions, one of my preseason overrated teams, are a finalist for that spot, but I have them finishing a little bit better than that. However, their defense is atrocious just like last year and Matt Stafford, even if he doesn’t get hurt again, is not going to throw for 5000...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Its not going to happen in Detroit because Matthew Stafford is clearly established as the face of the franchise.
But Shaun Hill is good enough to get a quarterback controversy started in other places.
When you see him do things like he did Sunday, leading the Lions to two touchdowns in the final 18 seconds to force overtime, it makes you wonder why Hill isnt...
Minnesota Vikings (2-1) at Detroit Lions (1-2)
I’ve been saying it all along that the Lions are overrated. It’s one of the preseason predictions that I’m proud of. They sit at 1-2, coming off a loss to the Titans with only a comeback win by 3 at home against the Rams. Last year, they went 10-6 despite the league’s 23rd ranked defense because their passing offense was so good...