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Pride Of Detroit Oct 20, 2017
10 things I think I know about the Lions heading into the bye week

10 things I think I know about the Lions heading into the bye week

Everyone needs a week off to heal up. I’m not sure the bye week brings clarity or confusion for the 2017 Detroit Lions. After Sunday’s implosion against the Saints I think everyone, players and fans included, needs a week off to heal up. Here are 10 things I think I know heading into the bye week: 1. I think the Lions need to get healthy, fast. The Lions figuratively limped into the playoffs last year—losing their final three games—and they’re literally limping into the bye week this season. 12 players sat out of practice on Tuesday, including Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, and...
FOX Sports Oct 19, 2017
Banged-up Lions limping into perfectly timed bye week

Banged-up Lions limping into perfectly timed bye week

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Matthew Stafford simply stood on the field, letting Jake Rudock take snaps at the Detroit Lions' only practice during their bye week.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 18, 2017
Lions notes: Matthew Stafford ranked as the No. 2 QB by Sports Illustrated

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford ranked as the No. 2 QB by Sports Illustrated

For the rest of the season, Andy Benoit thinks Matthew Stafford is only bested by one quarterback. Matthew Stafford has not played his best football this year. Not by a long shot. But Andy Benoit over at Sports Illustrated still believes in the guy. Benoit ranked all NFL quarterbacks for the rest of the 2017 season. As he puts it, this is a list based on the question: “If you had to choose a QB to play with for the rest of the 2017 season-only, who would you want?” That means, for example, Aaron Rodgers is ineligible. Benoit put Stafford at No. 2 on his list, only behind Tom Brady....
Grand Rapids Press Oct 18, 2017
Sports Illustrated: Matthew Stafford is the second-best QB in the NFL right now

Sports Illustrated: Matthew Stafford is the second-best QB in the NFL right now

According to one analyst, Stafford is still the second-best quarterback in the league right now. Only Tom Brady is better.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 17, 2017
Lions notes: 12 Lions, including Matthew Stafford, miss Tuesday’s practice

Lions notes: 12 Lions, including Matthew Stafford, miss Tuesday’s practice

The Lions are limping into the bye week. Because it’s the bye week, the Detroit Lions had practice on Tuesday. Sam Martin was back at practice, but the following 12 players, including Matthew Stafford, did not take part: Not practicing for Lions today: Stafford, Tate, Golladay, TJ Jones, Lang, Cleary, Greg Robinson, Ansah, Zettel, A'Shawn, Worrilow, Glover— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 17, 2017 Kyle Meinke of MLive has a nice breakdown of the injury situations for all 12 players. Ryan Mathews and myself joined Matt Dery for his “Locked on Lions” podcast. It’s...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2017
With Matthew Stafford sidelined, Jake Rudock gets in some valuable work

With Matthew Stafford sidelined, Jake Rudock gets in some valuable work

Coach Jim Caldwell called for one last practice before players headed into some badly needed off time. And players like Rudock got some quality reps they typically don't get during the regular practice week.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2017
Matthew Stafford, Anthony Zettel, Glover Quin among 10 starters missing practice

Matthew Stafford, Anthony Zettel, Glover Quin among 10 starters missing practice

Sam Martin practiced for the first time since the summer. And it seemed he was about the only guy practicing.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 16, 2017
Notes: Everyone is blitzing the Lions and they can’t stop it

Notes: Everyone is blitzing the Lions and they can’t stop it

Matthew Stafford has a target on his back, and opponents aren’t missing. According to Pro Football Reference, Matthew Stafford is the most sacked quarterback (23) in the league through Week 6. He has also lost the most yards (144) due to sacks. That’s obviously not all that surprising, considering Detroit’s offensive line woes. Unfortunately for the Lions, it appears all of their opponents are well aware of their front-line issues. Stafford is currently the second most blitzed quarterback in the NFL: These QB's are blitzed the most / least in the NFL this season!#FlyEaglesFly...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 16, 2017
Lions will chase competitive advantage with injuries into the bye week

Lions will chase competitive advantage with injuries into the bye week

When asked for updates on T.J. Lang, Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Glover Quin and Taylor Decker, Lions coach Jim Caldwell dug into his roots.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 16, 2017
Matthew Stafford: 'The QB of this team will fight 'til 3 zeroes are on the clock'

Matthew Stafford: 'The QB of this team will fight 'til 3 zeroes are on the clock'

Even as the hits added up, and the offensive linemen went out, and the scoreboard got ever more lopsided, he never entertained the idea of coming out.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 16, 2017
Lions-Saints snap counts: Injuries shuffle offensive line, Teez Tabor sees the field

Lions-Saints snap counts: Injuries shuffle offensive line, Teez Tabor sees the field

The Lions had to do some improvising on their roster after an injury-filled game. Here’s a look at the Detroit Lions’ snap counts from their Week 6 game against the New Orleans Saints. Offense: Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford: 81 snaps (100%) Running backs Ameer Abdullah: 37 (46%)Theo Riddick: 35 (43%)Zach Zenner: 9 (11%) — 23 special teams snaps (51%) “Fullback” Nick Bellore: 1 (1%) Tight ends Darren Fells: 46 (57%) — 16 (36%)Eric Ebron: 41 (51%)Michael Roberts: 5 (6%) — 12 (27%) Wide receivers Marvin Jones Jr.: 80 (99%)TJ Jones: 58 (72%)Jared Abbrederis: 47 (58%) — 16...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 16, 2017
What are the Detroit Lions missing?

What are the Detroit Lions missing?

What is it going to take to get the Lions back on track? What’s going on with this Lions team? It was a mere two weeks ago when the Lions were 3-1 and just a crazy rule away from being 4-0. The Lions were at the top of the league. Multiple analysts had the Lions pegged as a top five team. Some even thought they could go the distance. A lot can happen in two weeks. Here we are going into the bye week and the questions surrounding the Lions have grown. Questions like: Why can’t the Lions offense get into gear? Why has Matthew Stafford been sacked 17 times in the past three weeks? Why...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 16, 2017
Lions-Saints player of the game: Who gets the game ball?

Lions-Saints player of the game: Who gets the game ball?

Just a handful of players had a good game against the Saints. Let’s honor one of them. For the second straight week, the Detroit Lions dropped an egg and looked just plain awful against good competition. As far as a team effort, it was a flat, uninspiring performance. But there were a few good individual performances against the New Orleans Saints worth praising, so let’s hand out a game ball like we always do. Here are the Game Ball standings through five games: Darius Slay - 4Matthew Stafford - 4Glover Quin - 3Ezekiel Ansah - 3Anthony Zettel - 3Jarrad Davis - 3Darren Fells - 2Jamal...
FOX Sports Oct 15, 2017
Sore Stafford eager for bye after turnover-prone outing

Sore Stafford eager for bye after turnover-prone outing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Matthew Stafford stood in his end zone on Detroit's opening possession, trying to make a play as he scanned the field for an open receiver.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 15, 2017
Lions gutted by injuries to some of their biggest names, causing confusion

Lions gutted by injuries to some of their biggest names, causing confusion

Safety Glover Quin (brain), receiver Golden Tate (shoulder) and left tackle Greg Robinson (ankle) were among the notable players who could not return because of injuries, while others like right tackle Rick Wagner and quarterback Matthew Stafford played through ailments of their own.

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