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Oct 19, 2014
Rotoworld
Matthew Stafford completed 27-of-40 passes for 299 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a comeback win over the Saints Week 7.
Times-Picayune Oct 20, 2014

Despite the loss, Saints coach Sean Payton saw signs of improvement vs. Lions

The Saints put pressure on Matthew Stafford and came up with two turnovers in loss to the Detroit Lions.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 20, 2014

Lions players comment on win over Saints

A recap of what various Detroit Lions players had to say after Sunday's win over the New Orleans Saints. Below is a look at what various Detroit Lions players had to say after Sunday's win over the New Orleans Saints. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) LIONS QB MATTHEW STAFFORD On the offense's struggles up until the final two drives: "Obviously, we didn't play our best football, especially in the first half. I had the one turnover and then in the second half we were moving the ball pretty well a couple of times and weren't able to convert. We had another turnover there, that was...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 20, 2014
Matthew Stafford orchestrates comeback, earns another piece of Detroit Lions record book

Matthew Stafford orchestrates comeback, earns another piece of Detroit Lions record book

Matthew Stafford's 5-yard touchdown pass to Corey Fuller in the back of the end zone was of immediate as well as historical significance.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 19, 2014
Lions notes: More on Sunday's win over Saints

Lions notes: More on Sunday's win over Saints

Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Sunday's win over the New Orleans Saints. This is going to be amazing to watch: Matthew Stafford adds to his NFL Films legacy. He was mic'd up for this game. Asked him about it after: "They should be paying me." — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 19, 2014 Matthew Stafford is on the verge of breaking another franchise passing record. Stafford tied Bobby Layne for most career TD passes in Lions history with 118. — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 19, 2014 Stafford's tackle on his second interception turned out to be pretty...
Rotoworld Oct 19, 2014

Stafford rallies Lions for 24-23 win over NO - Matthew Stafford (QB) Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford completed 27-of-40 passes for 299 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a comeback win over the Saints Week 7.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 19, 2014

First-quarter analysis: Lions 0, Saints 0

A Matthew Stafford interception has the Saints in the red zone to start the second quarter.
CSN Washington Oct 19, 2014

Why Cousins, Flacco top Brees, Stafford in Week 7 fantasy rankings

Updated Week 7 rankings from Ben Standig includes Kirk Cousins and Joe Flacco over Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford, and projects the Seahawks passing game thriving without Percy Harvin.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 14, 2014
Wins, not stats, are all that matter for Lions

Wins, not stats, are all that matter for Lions

Even with the offense struggling to explode, wins are still the most important thing for the Detroit Lions to strive for. The boom of fantasy football has no doubt shaped the increased importance in stats to today's NFL. The problem that inherently comes with that is when individual stats, or individual players, become more important than the team or even winning games. This situation usually rears its head after a loss, but even after Sunday's victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the stats crowd has been in full force. Most notably, the criticism has come on Matthew Stafford and the Detroit...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 14, 2014
Detroit Lions' conservative offense protects Matthew Stafford from getting into trouble

Detroit Lions' conservative offense protects Matthew Stafford from getting into trouble

Matthew Stafford is on pace for 4,245 passing yards, which would be his worst season since an injury-shortened 2010. And the Detroit Lions are OK with it. In fact, this might be by design.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 13, 2014
3 things we learned about the Detroit Lions, including a positive about the offense

3 things we learned about the Detroit Lions, including a positive about the offense

Matthew Stafford might not be winning games at quarterback, but he's also not losing games. And that's growth from him gunslinger years. A look at that and two other things we learned about the first-place Lions (4-2)
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 12, 2014

Matthew Stafford becomes most productive Lions QB against Vikings

Nobody does it better against the Vikings than Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford, who forged his place in the record books despite a sloppy performance in Sunday's 17-3 victory.

Halftime: Lions 10, Vikings 0

The Lions have a 10-0 lead over the Vikings at halftime on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has thrown two interceptions in the first half. The Good: The Vikings front four has made life tough on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. While they’ve mixed in some blitzes throughout the half, the defensive line has done a really good job of pressuring Stafford on pass situations. He’s only been sacked once, and it was on linebacker Jasper Brinkley’s first career sack in the second quarter, but the Lions have gone 0 for 7 on third downs because of the pressure....
ESPN Fantasy Football Oct 10, 2014

Why is Stafford getting sacked so much?

Last season, 25 quarterbacks were sacked more times than Matthew Stafford, who was put on the turf just 23 times. After five games this season, no qua...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 9, 2014
Analysis: Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford hanging onto the ball too long

Analysis: Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford hanging onto the ball too long

Stafford is waiting at least 2.6 seconds to throw the ball on 47.1 percent of his dropbacks. That's up 9.1 percent from last year. And why is that significant? Because he's taken just one sack within 2.6 seconds of the snap this season. He's taken 16 after 2.6 seconds.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 6, 2014
Three takeaways from Lions' loss to Bills

Three takeaways from Lions' loss to Bills

Here are three things that jumped out to me on Sunday during the Detroit Lions' loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Detroit Lions lost to the Buffalo Bills by a score of 17-14 on Sunday. Here are my three main takeaways from the game: The offensive line is officially a tire fire Matthew Stafford was sacked six more times on Sunday, and he was under constant pressure. Although some of that was his own doing by holding on to the ball too long, the offensive line was really a mess. Case in point: Matthew Stafford, by the way, said the Bills blitzed twice today, both run blitzes. Still sacked...

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