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Fantasy Update

Dec 2, 2016
Yahoo! Fantasy Football
The Lions set a record with seven fourth-quarter comebacks. NFL offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz explains what makes their two-minute drill so effective. NFL games are most often won or lost in the fourth quarter.
Nov 30, 2016
Yahoo! Fantasy Football
In late October of 2015, the Detroit Lions reached a crossroads moment in their offense. Coordinator Joe Lombardi was fired and Jim Bob Cooter was elevated to his position. Matthew Stafford has helped lead the Lions to a 7-4 mark this season, good for first in the NFC North.

Can Bears fluster Matthew Stafford for second time this season?

Can Bears fluster Matthew Stafford for second time this season?
Grand Rapids Press Dec 4, 2016
Nick Fairley, Matthew Stafford play down face slap in Lions win

Nick Fairley, Matthew Stafford play down face slap in Lions win

To be clear, the former Detroit Lions defensive tackle didn't take a swing. But there was definitely contact, and it seemed more contact than Stafford appreciated from his old teammate.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 4, 2016
Surprise! Matthew Stafford was sick when he lit up the Saints

Surprise! Matthew Stafford was sick when he lit up the Saints

He completed 16 of his first 17 passes, finished 30 of 42 overall and hit Golden Tate for a 66-yard touchdown that helped seal the Lions' 28-13 win against New Orleans.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 4, 2016
Lions-Saints observations: Matthew Stafford kills Saints with third-down passing -- and feet

Lions-Saints observations: Matthew Stafford kills Saints with third-down passing -- and feet

Stafford threw some darts in this one, but continued to be effective with his feet as well.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 4, 2016
Watch: Nick Fairley says hello to Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Watch: Nick Fairley says hello to Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

When New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley came face-to-face with his former Detroit Lions quarterback, Matthew Stafford, he let him know where he thought he belonged.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 1, 2016
How Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's first 8 years compare to top peers

How Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's first 8 years compare to top peers

If Matthew Stafford is "on his way" to the Hall of Fame, what he's done so far will speak to that. Here's how his first eight years compare to his most accomplished peers:
Times-Picayune Nov 30, 2016

Saints uniform in praise, respect for Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford

Stafford has led Lions to wins in six of last seven games
Lions' Matthew Stafford on pace to be NFL's top paid player, and 2 other QBs can influence deal

Lions' Matthew Stafford on pace to be NFL's top paid player, and 2 other QBs can influence deal

In late October of 2015, the Detroit Lions reached a crossroads moment in their offense. Coordinator Joe Lombardi was fired and Jim Bob Cooter was elevated to his position. Matthew Stafford has helped lead the Lions to a 7-4 mark this season, good for first in the NFC North.
Grand Rapids Press Nov 24, 2016
Matthew Stafford's feet as much as his arm helped win showdown with Vikings

Matthew Stafford's feet as much as his arm helped win showdown with Vikings

Stafford's footwork made a big difference in the fourth quarter, according to Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway.
Daily Norseman Nov 24, 2016

Detroit Lions 16, Minnesota Vikings 13

On Thanksgiving Day, the Minnesota Vikings had an opportunity to take over first place in the NFC North. They ended the day the same way their first meeting with the Detroit Lions ended. Sam Bradford threw a backbreaking interception to Darius Slay with under a minute to play, and Matt Prater's 40-yard field goal gave the Detroit Lions a 16-13 victory over the Vikings. The Lions got on the board first, courtesy of a 2-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Anquan Boldin, a score that capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive. Minnesota answered with a 12-play, 75-yard drive of their own that...
Matthew Stafford ties record for fourth-quarter comebacks in a season

Matthew Stafford ties record for fourth-quarter comebacks in a season

The Lions have trailed in the fourth quarter in every game in 2016, and still have a 7-4 record. For the seventh time in 2016, Matthew Stafford led the Detroit Lions back from a fourth-quarter deficit, tying the NFL record for most comebacks in a single season. The Minnesota Vikings had a 13-10 lead when Stafford led the Lions down the field for a game-tying field goal with less than two minutes remaining.
Grand Rapids Press Nov 20, 2016
Matthew Stafford fools Jaguars with hard-count trick

Matthew Stafford fools Jaguars with hard-count trick

This week, Stafford noticed something. He heard a peculiar cadence from Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers that drew Jacksonville offside. So he jotted it down in his notes.
Grand Rapids Press Nov 16, 2016
Lions QB Matthew Stafford on possible record deal: 'It's not up to me'

Lions QB Matthew Stafford on possible record deal: 'It's not up to me'

ALLEN PARK -- Franchise quarterbacks rarely hit a contract year. Matthew Stafford hits a contract year next year. Which means, in all likelihood, Stafford's headed for a new deal next offseason. A deal that could keep him in Detroit for...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 15, 2016

Tuesday open thread: Should the Lions pay Stafford $25 million per year?

Is Matthew Stafford worth it? In Monday’s notes, we noted that CBS is reporting Matthew Stafford is seeking $25 million per year when he signs a new contract. With most people expecting the Detroit Lions to start negotiations in the upcoming offseason, we may see that payday come to fruition sooner rather than later. Monday there was a ton of discussion on Stafford contract, but I would love to see the poll results of the question for all Lions fans: Would you be okay with the Detroit Lions paying Matthew Stafford an average of $25 million per year in his next contract? My answer: Yes, no...

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