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Detroit Lions 13, Jacksonville 12: Matthew Stafford starts cold but heats up in Lions' win

Calvin Johnson and Ziggy Ansah made their exhibition-season debuts Friday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. But the game was defined more by the Jekyll-and-Hyde performance of quarterback Matthew Stafford, who started off stone cold before he got white hot in the Lions’ 13-12 victory before 56,496 at Ford Field. Stafford and the starting offense played one series into the...
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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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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...
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3 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...
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Oakland Raiders secondary is a cause for concern

The Oakland Raiders won their second preseason game of the year but it wasn’t pretty. The first team offense was unable to get much going and the first team defense allowed Matthew Stafford and crew march up and down the field on them. Once the starters were out of the game, the second and third stringers for the Raiders began a comeback that eventually led to a winning drive at...
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Is Matthew Stafford a Top 10 Quarterback?

17,457 yards, 109 TD’s,  2497 attempts. Those are Matthew Stafford’s numbers in just 5 seasons A 24-37 record, 73 INT’s, and a passer rating of just 83.1 are also his numbers in the same time span. Stafford is 3-12 in December/January games, a result of tougher competition and increased desire to reach the playoffs by the other team. His accuracy of just 59.5% is shown through...
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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...
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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
10 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...
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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...
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