Found October 26, 2011 on
The Penalty Flag:
The Detroit Lions started the season by shocking everyone with a stellar (5-0) start but is it time to panic in Motown? Since the flawless start the Lions have now lost two straight and have opened the door for the Chicago Bears to creep up in the division. To make matters worse they are also uncertain on the status of QB Matthew Stafford who suffered an ankle injury at the end of the Atlanta Falcons game. One of the key differences for Detroit has been the inability to stop the run as the Lions allowed both the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons to have an individual rush for over 100 yards. Frank Gore of the 49ers averaged 9.4 yards each time he touched the ball. The Lions didn’t fare better against Michael Turner who averaged 4.5 yards per carry in a 23-16 win. While it’s not quite time for panic in Motown, adjustments must be considered if they play to turn things around. In their last two games, the Lions have been unimpressive both offensively and defensively. QB Matthew Stafford has had a rough time, taking 15 hits and being sacked eight times. The key injury to Javid Best, [...]
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X-rays on Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's ankle camne back negative Monday.
Stafford, who was in a walking boot following Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, is considered "no more than day-to-day," according to Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
The top overall pick of the 2009 draft, Stafford was injured while throwing an incomplete pass as he turned...
Matthew Stafford's mechanics have been the subject of Twitter debate during the Detroit Lions' two-game losing streak, whether he's throwing more sidearm lately and whether that has anything to do with the right shoulder surgery he had in January.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. There is an obvious reason that every move Matthew Stafford makes this week is being scrutinized and dissected for clues on whether hell be healthy enough to start Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
In the short span of seven games this season, Stafford has shown his value to the Lions.
Staffords elite passing arm gives them an edge at quarterback that they havent...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Quarterback Matthew Stafford's injured right ankle improved enough for him to run the offense in practice Thursday, leaving little doubt that he'll start for the Lions in Sunday's game at Denver.
Stafford ran the offense during the skeleton drills, which are part of the portion of practice open to the media.
On Wednesday, Stafford threw passes during...
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford split reps with backup Shaun Hill in practice on Wednesday, just days removed from suffering an ankle injury.
Stafford, who was in a walking boot following Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, was limited in the individual drills. He did run lightly and stretch, but also sat out some of the skeleton offensive drills.
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda. The Detroit Lions stumbled thorough their second consecutive loss at Ford Field. Is the magic fading already? Not hardly, but the Lions have to right this ship soon. Is Matthew Stafford regressing? The passes that looked Pentagon precision-like earlier in the year are starting to be mere inches off target. You know the old saying, “this is a game of inches”...
This Sunday, the Lions lost their second straight game. They—especially, the offense—especially Matthew Stafford——looked nothing like the team that started the season 5-0, scoring 30+ points per game in the process. When the Lions gave up on the first half by running Keiland Williams twice in a row, the boo birds came out. You could hear them at points throughout the second...
Detroit coach Jim Schwartz says quarterback Matthew Stafford is ''day to day'' after hurting his right ankle late in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Schwartz said Stafford wore a protective boot after the game, but he wouldn't go into any details about any X-rays or MRI.
Schwartz did hint that the injury wasn't overly serious, saying if tests had...
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford was able to practice Wednesday on his injured right ankle, although backup Shaun Hill took some snaps with the first team.
''It feels OK. It's sore obviously, but it's made progress since Sunday,'' Stafford said. ''If I'm healthy enough to play, I'm going to try to be out there. It's yet to be seen...
If Matthew Stafford can overcome an injury to take the field, the Lions
surely have a better shot to bounce back from consecutive losses and spoil Tim
Tebow's first home start of the season.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley missed a second day of practice due to an injured foot, while quarterback Matthew Stafford was limited
Much for the Lions’ coaching staff to take a look at this week after a dismal performace at home against the Falcons. Let’s get to it.Quarterbacks: D-Is it just me or has Matthew Stafford looked genuinely disinterested the last two games? I understand that there’s off days, but from their failed two-minute offense last week to the multiple lazy throws against Atlanta, I’m...
Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams combined for 5.22 yards per carry against the Falcons, so why did it seem like the Lions couldn't run? And how come Matthew Stafford kept facing 2nd-and-long and 3rd-and-long?