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Detroit Lions


Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford - #9 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 232 lbs.
Birthday 02/07/1988
Birthplace Tampa, FL
College Georgia
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 1st pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
79.8 4967 20

Report: Lions' Berry arrested for DUI

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Lions CB Aaron Berry was arrested on DUI and other driving charges in Harrisburg, Pa. on Saturday morning, WXYZ-TV reported Tuesday.

Lions add veteran S Jones

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former Buccaneers S Sean Jones to a one-year deal on Monday.

Kowalski wins PFWA McCann Award

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
The late Tom Kowalski, who was a Lions beat reporter for over three decades, won the PFWA 2012 Dick McCann Award.

Lions add Archer to compete with rookie QB Moore

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed QB R.J. Archer and released WR Troy Burrell. Archer is expected to compete with undrafted rookie Kellen Moore.

Will Lions' RB depth hold up?

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Do the Lions have enough RB depth? That won't be answered until the season plays out, but on paper, the Lions' RB group looks solid.

Lions RB Leshoure suspended two games

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure was suspended two games and docked an additional two game checks for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse.

Lions add WR Dillard

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with WR Jarett Dillard, according to the team’s website.

Lions' Fairley apologizes after arrests

Posted June 08, 2012 @ 9:17 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley, arrested twice since April, apologized Friday on his Facebook page.

Warrant issued for former Lions WR Rogers

Posted June 07, 2012 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
A bench warrant has been issued for former Lions WR Charles Rogers after he didn't attend a court hearing.

Lions' Best confident about return from concussion

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 9 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best anticipates being cleared for training camp after a second concussion ended his 2011 season. 

Lions agree to terms with WR Stovall

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to a new one-year deal for UFA WR Maurice Stovall, according to the team’s website.

Best NFL offense: Saints or Lions?

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Saints and Lions face off in the finals of PFW's "In the Trenches" bracket to decide the best offense in the NFL.

Fairley's off-field incidents a primary concern

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has looked the part in OTAs. But his off-field concerns are the story right now.

Lions DT Fairley faces June 28 arraignment

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley, arrested Sunday for attempting to elude police and DUI, will be arraigned in Mobile (Ala.) County Court on June 28, the county’s circuit clerk said.

Lions WR Young practices, releases statement

Posted May 29, 2012 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young, who reportedly returned to practice Tuesday, released a statement regarding his absence from last week’s OTAs. 

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Stafford was 24 of 42 for 272 yards with three touchdowns and one interceptions on Sunday in a 26-24 loss to Chicago.||||||| He finished 33 yards shy of a second straight 5,000-yard season. Stafford, however, did finish with 727 attempts to break the single-season mark of 691 set by Drew Bledsoe with New England in 1994.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Stafford was 37 of 56 for a season-high 443 yards with no touchdowns Saturday in a 31-18 loss to Atlanta.||||||| Stafford turned in the second-highest passing performance of his career although he was picked off once. He's 305 yards shy of a second straight 5,000-yard season. Stafford is seven attempts away from surpassing the NFL's single-season mark of 691 set by Drew Bledsoe with New England in 1994.
Posted Dec. 03, 2012
Stafford was 27 of 46 for 313 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Detroit's loss to Indianapolis on Sunday.||||||| Stafford's 311.8 passing yards per game lead the NFL.
Posted Nov. 23, 2012
Stafford went 31 of 61 for 441 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit's loss to Houston on Thursday.||||||| The 441 yards were a season high and the second-highest total of his career, while 61 attempts were also the second most in his career.
Posted Nov. 19, 2012
On Sunday ina loss to the Packers, Stafford went 17 of 39 for 266 yards with two interceptions _ one of which was returned for a TD. He also lost a fumble.||||||| Stafford threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns last season. He's on pace to finish with about 4,800 yards this season, but through 10 games he's only thrown for 12 TDs.

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