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Stafford Defines Lions’ Odds to Win NFC Championship

Say what you will about the Detroit Lions’ secondary, the injury to Kyle Van Noy, or Nick Fairley’s weight issues, the story of this preseason remains the play of quarterback Matthew Stafford. As the team’s regular season opener next week approaches, their +2800 odds to win the NFC championship are tied with those of the Washington Redskins, at the 7th-longest in the conference...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford moves up in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Sleeper Team To Watch in 2014?

The offseason presents a ray of sunshine across the NFL landscape. Each team is presented with a clean slate and a golden opportunity to fill various holes through the draft and free agency. It’s no wonder that nearly every year about half of the teams that made the trip to the postseason the previous year fall short of returning to the NFL’s tournament. The Atlanta Falcons and...
Via Gridiron Grit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
Via cover32 - Lions
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford looks like a GEM so far in preseason

Matthew Stafford has played four series this preseason and led three scoring drives. He’s completed 11 of 14 passes with two drops. And he’s thrown to five different receivers, none of whom are named Calvin Johnson. Megatron has not played one snap and it doesn’t really matter. Stafford could be a huge steal in Fantasy […] The post Matthew Stafford looks like a GEM so far...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions Need To Bench Calvin Johnson

Matthew Stafford receives little respect throughout the league. Up to this point, it is deserved. The argument has become a running joke. He's the only quarterback in the league with a playbook that only has one play in it: Throw to Calvin Johnson. In an emergency, when the football game world is falling apart, there are few options that are better. But what started as an excellent...
Via Football Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford: Top 5 NFL Sleeper MVP Candidates

The simple fact that Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and LeSean McCoy are the front-runners, for the 2014 NFL MVP would be just another boring article to read. Let’s look at 5 NFL sleeper MVP candidates. It is important that the sleeper candidates should be positions that would win an MVP award. In no The post Matthew Stafford: Top 5 NFL Sleeper MVP Candidates appeared...
Via Route4Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford to win MVP ranked one of NFL’s top-10 prop bets

Tis the season for making predictions, jumping to conclusions based on training camp performances, preseason outcomes and gut feelings. It’s a rite of passage in August, as everyone wants to get “on the record” with their Nostradamus-like football forecasts. For those who want to take it a step further, however, there is a way to make things a little more interesting. A legal...
Via cover32 - Lions
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Detroit Lions Roar Back into the Playoffs

The toughest part about the Lions getting back to the post season as they did a couple of seasons ago for the first time since the days of Barry Sanders will be the division they play in.  Perhaps reason 1A as to whether or not Detroit can be one of the six teams to reach the playoffs is public enemy number one.  Themselves!The Lions seem to beat themselves more than the opposition...
Via Route4Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford appears in two new DISH network commercials

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is appearing in two new commercials for DISH network while taking shots at rival DirecTV. One is titled "Day Job" and has Stafford playing a surgeon with his fiance, Kelly Hall, as a nurse, who reminds him that his telescope is on hanging around his neck when he motions for it: The other one includes animated...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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