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September 24, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Matthew Stafford's playing status is up in the air for the Detroit Lions' game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. That's all we know about the Lions' starting quarterback  following Coach Jim Schwartz's meeting with the press Monday -- which is basically what we already knew before Schwartz's comments. “I don't have any comment on how anything went with him,” Schwartz said of Stafford, who was scheduled to have an MRI after straining a muscle in his right leg during the Lions' 44-41 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
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December 28, 2013 | Sam Farmer
At 2-13, the Houston Texans have the inside track on the No. 1 overall pick in May's NFL draft. But if the Texans were to win at Tennessee on Sunday, and Washington were to lose at the New York Giants, the Redskins, who had a weaker schedule, would get that prime pick … … and the honor of turning it over to St. Louis as part of the Robert Griffin III deal. :: For the 11th year in a row, the league will have at least one team go from worst to first in consecutive seasons.
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July 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford just got a three-year contract extension and a raise in the neighborhood of $4.5 million a year. Now the fifth-year quarterback needs to show he's worth the investment, meaning returning to the stellar form he showed in 2011 before taking a drastic downturn last season. The extension Stafford signed Wednesday will keep him with the team through 2017. The three-year deal is worth $53 million, including $41.5 million in guaranteed money.
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October 28, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
It took real guts Sunday for Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford not to stop the clock in the waning moments of a game against Dallas and instead take it upon himself to score the winning touchdown. But what if he hadn't scored? Could the Lions have gotten off another play? A quick review: With no timeouts and his team trailing by six, Stafford had driven the Lions 79 yards in the final minute to the Dallas one. He wildly motioned to his teammates that he planned to spike the ball to stop the clock.
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October 28, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
It took real guts Sunday for Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford not to stop the clock in the waning moments of a game against Dallas and instead take it upon himself to score the winning touchdown. But what if he hadn't scored? Could the Lions have gotten off another play? A quick review: With no timeouts and his team trailing by six, Stafford had driven the Lions 79 yards in the final minute to the Dallas one. He wildly motioned to his teammates that he planned to spike the ball to stop the clock.
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October 27, 2013 | Sam Farmer
As the final seconds wound down in Sunday's game against Dallas, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford frantically urged his teammates to the line of scrimmage. He gestured wildly, giving everyone the impression he planned to spike the football to stop the clock, giving the Lions one last chance from the Cowboys' one-yard line. Then he noticed the Cowboys' sleepwalking linebackers. They weren't ready to explode off the ball. They were in position, but lethargically waiting for him to stop the clock.
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September 15, 2010 | Wire reports
The Detroit Lions will start Shaun Hill at quarterback in Sunday's home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles as Matthew Stafford recovers from a shoulder injury. Coach Jim Schwartz did not say Wednesday when Stafford might play again. "We're going to start Shaun Hill at quarterback on Sunday, and then after that we'll see what happens," Schwartz said. Stafford was back at practice but stood to the side in his jersey and a baseball cap while Hill and Drew Stanton participated in drills.
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August 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown, an interception and had some passes dropped in his debut with the Detroit Lions. Jason Hanson's 47-yard field goal as time expired lifted Detroit to a 27-26 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the exhibition opener for both teams at Detroit. Stafford, the No. 1 pick of the NFL's first 0-16 team, completed half of his 14 passes for 114 yards, with a 25-yard touchdown to fellow rookie Derrick Williams and an interception that Tony Gilbert returned for a score.
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November 23, 2009
Key: Rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, who had an injured shoulder, threw his fifth touchdown pass from one yard to Brandon Pettigrew, and Jason Hanson's extra point with no time on the clock gave Detroit a thrilling win. Lions said: "He just said, 'I'm ready.' He could walk." -- Jim Schwartz, coach, on Stafford's playing despite an injury Browns said: "We had plenty of opportunities, and at the end we just couldn't close it out." -- Eric Mangini, coach
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October 21, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Detroit (2-3) at Chicago (4-1) Time: 5:30 p.m. TV: ESPN Story line: The Bears look to widen their NFC North lead over the slow-starting Lions. Last week's rally to defeat Philadelphia was a motivational moment that could drive the Lions, who've been hampered by a weak run game and surprisingly quiet front-seven play. Matthew Stafford will certainly look to throw at the Bears, but Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman have returned interceptions for scores in consecutive games.
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October 27, 2013 | Sam Farmer
As the final seconds wound down in Sunday's game against Dallas, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford frantically urged his teammates to the line of scrimmage. He gestured wildly, giving everyone the impression he planned to spike the football to stop the clock, giving the Lions one last chance from the Cowboys' one-yard line. Then he noticed the Cowboys' sleepwalking linebackers. They weren't ready to explode off the ball. They were in position, but lethargically waiting for him to stop the clock.
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September 25, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers have benched ineffective quarterback Josh Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon for Sunday's home game against Arizona, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday. That's a reversal from what Coach Greg Schiano said two days earlier when he told reporters Freeman remained the starter. The 6-foot-6 Glennon was a third-round pick (No. 73) out of North Carolina State. He will become the third rookie quarterback to start this season, joining Buffalo's EJ Manuel and Geno Smith of the New York Jets.
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July 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford just got a three-year contract extension and a raise in the neighborhood of $4.5 million a year. Now the fifth-year quarterback needs to show he's worth the investment, meaning returning to the stellar form he showed in 2011 before taking a drastic downturn last season. The extension Stafford signed Wednesday will keep him with the team through 2017. The three-year deal is worth $53 million, including $41.5 million in guaranteed money.
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March 13, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
The Reggie Bush rumors appear to be coming to an end, as ESPN is reporting that the free-agent running back has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions. [Updated at 1:08 p.m.: Bush was introduced as a member of the Lions at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Terms of his contract were not disclosed. ] Reports earlier Wednesday had the Lions as a leading contender for Bush's services, after the former USC star visited Detroit on Tuesday and was said to have left with an offer to become the team's full-time running back.
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December 8, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Story line: Detroit has lost 20 consecutive games at Lambeau Field, and given where the team's at mentally - following a fourth-quarter collapse against the Indianapolis Colts last week - there's not cause for an upset. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 7-1 against the Lions, and the loss came when he was sidelined a concussion in 2010. The outcome probably will be decided by Rodgers, considering the Packers' ineffective run game and their offensive line missing two starters.
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October 21, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Detroit (2-3) at Chicago (4-1) Time: 5:30 p.m. TV: ESPN Story line: The Bears look to widen their NFC North lead over the slow-starting Lions. Last week's rally to defeat Philadelphia was a motivational moment that could drive the Lions, who've been hampered by a weak run game and surprisingly quiet front-seven play. Matthew Stafford will certainly look to throw at the Bears, but Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman have returned interceptions for scores in consecutive games.
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December 8, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Story line: Detroit has lost 20 consecutive games at Lambeau Field, and given where the team's at mentally - following a fourth-quarter collapse against the Indianapolis Colts last week - there's not cause for an upset. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 7-1 against the Lions, and the loss came when he was sidelined a concussion in 2010. The outcome probably will be decided by Rodgers, considering the Packers' ineffective run game and their offensive line missing two starters.
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September 25, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers have benched ineffective quarterback Josh Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon for Sunday's home game against Arizona, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday. That's a reversal from what Coach Greg Schiano said two days earlier when he told reporters Freeman remained the starter. The 6-foot-6 Glennon was a third-round pick (No. 73) out of North Carolina State. He will become the third rookie quarterback to start this season, joining Buffalo's EJ Manuel and Geno Smith of the New York Jets.
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September 24, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Matthew Stafford's playing status is up in the air for the Detroit Lions' game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. That's all we know about the Lions' starting quarterback  following Coach Jim Schwartz's meeting with the press Monday -- which is basically what we already knew before Schwartz's comments. “I don't have any comment on how anything went with him,” Schwartz said of Stafford, who was scheduled to have an MRI after straining a muscle in his right leg during the Lions' 44-41 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
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December 23, 2011 | Sam Farmer
They are the six shooters of the NFL, the half-dozen hot-handed quarterbacks who have already thrown for more than 4,000 yards this season. They are from all over the country — New Orleans' Drew Brees, New England's Tom Brady, the New York Giants' Eli Manning, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Detroit's Matthew Stafford, and San Diego's Philip Rivers — and they're throwing the football all over the map. With two games to go, their numbers could shoot...
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