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NFL preseason quarterback winners and losers

Now that the NFL has all but one preseason game in the books and the starters won’t be playing much—if at all—it’s time to talk winners and losers at the quarterback position. As always, there have been some quarterbacks who rose to the occasion and took a huge step forward, and there have been others who struggled badly and lost their way. The following are the biggest quarterback...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford feeling good as 2015 regular season nears

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been on fire so far this preseason. Through three games, he has completed 76 percent of his pass attempts and has not turned the ball over once. His efficient play has yielded a passer rating of 156.3, according to Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News. "It sure feels a whole lot better than coming out and playing bad and throwing three...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles sharp but Jaguars carved up by Lions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Matthew Stafford didn't even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Lions beat the Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions (2-1) trailed most of the night, but rookie Zach Zenner's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining was the winner...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles sharp but Jaguars carved up by Lions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Matthew Stafford didn't even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Lions beat the Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions (2-1) trailed most of the night, but rookie Zach Zenner's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining was the winner...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford looks in midseason form vs. Jaguars

Matthew Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions (2-1) trailed most of the night, but rookie Zach Zenner's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining was the winner. Detroit played without star receiver Calvin Johnson for the third consecutive game,...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Matthew Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions (2-1) trailed most of the night, but rookie Zach Zenner's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining was the winner. Detroit played without star receiver Calvin Johnson for the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Matthew Stafford didn't even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Lions beat the Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions (2-1) trailed most of the night, but rookie Zach Zenner's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining was the winner...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers game-by-game predictions (Part 2)

My early projections have the Green Bay Packers sitting at a pretty 7-1 record throughout the first half of their season. Their lone loss will come to the Denver Broncos in the Mile High City during Week 8, but the Pack will manage to get by dangerous teams like Carolina, Seattle and San Diego. With the Packers through their toughest part of the schedule, they’ll start off the...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC North QB Rankings: Where Does Stafford Rank?

NFC North QB Ranking: 2 Click to See Full Rankings Matthew Stafford had one of his best years yet in 2014 with 4,257 yards, 22 TDs, and 12 INTs earning him a trip to the pro-bowl. Stafford has a cannon arm and takes advantage of it by stretching the field with WRs Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. That being said, Stafford’s biggest challenge is consistency and turnovers. Some...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford believes Eric Ebron could be on verge of breakout season

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron had a disappointing rookie year. However, after a long offseason, the young pass-catcher could be on the verge of a breakout season. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is one who's praising Ebron's progress. "I think Eric's having a great camp, not just physically but his understanding of the offense has grown quite a bit," Stafford said, per Dave...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

This St. Louis Rams team might be really, really bad

For the second straight preseason game, the Rams laid a disgusting egg against an inferior (on paper anyway) football team. This time, it was the Tennessee Titans that thrashed the Rams, jumping out to a 20-0 halftime lead before the Rams picked up a couple touchdowns to make the final score 27-14 when the second- and third-stringers were on the field in the second half. AROUND...
Via cover32
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why I think this is Matthew Stafford’s make or break year for the Detroit Lions

When Matthew Stafford was drafted first overall by the Lions back in 2009 he brought hope to a team that had largely been miserable for most of the decade. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best fan bases Five Things: What we learned during week two of the preseason Bold Predictions: Five more things that will happen during the 2015 season Fantasy Preview: The top-60 RBs for 2015...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stats Projections for the Lions Passing Game

Although last year was a good year for the Lions in real football, it was not a good year for you in fantasy football if you owned Lions offensive players.  Golden Tate was the only offensive player to top is projected points.  The Lions only had 1 fantasy position in the top 5… their defense.  But we aren’t talking about them today; these are the Lions passing game’s projected...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly Dubsmash batting Rodgers and Munn

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and girlfriend Olivia Munn discovered Dubsmash Saturday morning and went crazy on Instagram, including this decent Mariah Carey re-make.  A few hours later, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly decided to Dubsmash battle their opponents with some movie lines from Horrible Bosses. While these are decent, the Packers beat the Lions again...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford looks strong in Lions' 21-17 preseason loss to Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- With zero help from his offensive line, Robert Griffin III repeatedly wound up on the turf until leaving with a stinger and possible head injury after being sacked three times and fumbling twice Thursday night in the Washington Redskins' 21-17 exhibition victory over the Detroit Lions. Griffin went 2 for 5 for 8 yards on four possessions for Washington (2-0...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford looks strong in Lions' 21-17 preseason loss to Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- With zero help from his offensive line, Robert Griffin III repeatedly wound up on the turf until leaving with a stinger and possible head injury after being sacked three times and fumbling twice Thursday night in the Washington Redskins' 21-17 exhibition victory over the Detroit Lions. Griffin went 2 for 5 for 8 yards on four possessions for Washington (2-0...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Lions Have A Top 10 Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com Click to See Full Power Rankings Article The passing game will be the calling card for the Lions this season, as is the case when you have a wide receiver nicknamed after a Transformer and a quarterback with a cannon attached to his right shoulder. Calvin Johnson isn’t the only option Matthew Stafford has though, as Golden Tate returns and Eric...
Via TopSportsReport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen Adjusting to the Chicago Bears’ New System

CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 21: Willie Young #97 of the Chicago Bears and Jeremiah Ratliff #90 with Jared Allen #69 celebrates after he sacked Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Soldier Field on December 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Despite being projected to make the playoffs in 2014 the Chicago Bears finished...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 things to watch for during second preseason game

The Detroit Lions are without question one of the more intriguing teams heading into Week 2 of the 2015 NFL preseason. There are still quite a few question marks surrounding many positions on their roster, and they need some players to step up in a big way throughout preseason action in order to figure out how to fill those holes. Jim Caldwell helped turn the Lions around last season...
Via This Given Sunday
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford shares story of how he met, proposed to wife

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford recently sat down with Campus Sports for the latest episode of “Time Out.” During the sitdown, Stafford commented extensively on his playing career from high school in Texas to the NFL, but he also opened up about a very personal story. Stafford discussed meeting his wife, Kelly, during his time at the University of Georgia and the nerves...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford on journey to the NFL, time at UGA & more

Detroit Lions star quarterback Matthew Stafford sits down with Dave Osokow for the latest episode of Campus Sports’ online series, “Time Out.” During the sitdown at his Georgia home, Stafford opened up about a number of topics that have helped to shape him throughout his career. Stafford talked about what it was like to play under the Friday night lights during his high school...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings schedule: Predicting their Weeks 2 and 4 games

If my calculations are correct, the Minnesota Vikings will be 1-1 before hosting the San Diego Chargers in Week 3, then they’ll travel to the Mile High City to take on the Denver Broncos, then hit up their Week 5 bye. Minnesota’s bye comes at an ideal time after having to face Matt Stafford, Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning in three weeks, then they’ll have to face the Kansas...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lions WR Golden Tate open up with a touchdown

The Lions looked about as efficient as a team could on their opening drive of the first preseason game of the season. Yes, we’re talking preseason and a Lions opening touchdown as Golden Tate took a pass from Matthew Stafford to quickly make it 7-0 Detroit. Here’s Tate making that New York Jets secondary look silly. Welcome back to the end zone, @ShowtimeTate. It's been a few...
Via The Majors Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions rookie RB Ameer Abdullah making strong impression

The Detroit Lions are without question one of the more intriguing teams in the NFC, and there is no telling what should be expected from them at this point in time. One of the biggest question marks on their roster right now is at the running back position, as they don’t have anyone who is head and shoulders above the rest. Rookie running back Ameer Abdullah has been making a...
Via This Given Sunday
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Detroit Lions who have shined so far in the first week-plus of training camp

With the first preseason game of the year coming up fast, many of us want to know who is on there “A” game for the Detroit Lions. While a lot of the team is playing very consistently, the following five guys have been noticeably confident in their skills. Making stand out plays that separate them from the pack in terms of outperforming and sportsmanship so far in camp. No. 1...
Via cover32
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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