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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

Lions, Chiefs off to opposite starts to the season

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw two of his four touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson and Detroit routed the Kansas City Chiefs 48-3 Sunday, the largest margin of victory in franchise history.

Lions PK Hanson sets NFL record

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
Lions PK Jason Hanson has set an all-time NFL record on Sunday by playing in his 297th career game for the club.

Lions' passing game explosive, varied

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3 a.m. ET
Detroit has a blue-chip go-to receiver and other capable options in the passing game, and it has a quarterback willing to use all of his options.

Lions announce Sunday's game is a sellout

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand announced Wednesday that the team has sold out Sunday's home opener against the Chiefs.

Stafford tosses three TDs in Lions win over Bucs

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to help the Lions beat the Buccaneers 27-20 for their fifth consecutive victory dating to the final month of the 2010 season.

Lions intent on keeping relentless Vanden Bosch fresh

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Lions will lighten DE Kyle Vanden Bosch's practice workload this season with the hope of ensuring one of the NFL's high-motor players will be as strong as possible on game days.

Respondents to poll most impressed with Lions

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "Which team impressed you the most this preseason?" overwhelmingly selected the Lions.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Shorts and Shells: Preseason Week Four

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m. ET
In this week's edition, we preview the Bill Belichick NFL Films documentary, talk to top announcers about the TD replays, plus much more.

Vets highlight Lions cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Veterans P Nick Harris, CB Nathan Vasher and WR Derrick Williams were among the notable cuts made by the Lions on Saturday.

Lions 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
The Lions hope that Matthew Stafford can do for the offense what Ndamukong Suh does for the defense as they try to break through and earn a playoff berth in 2011.

Report: Bucs' home opener to be blacked out

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Despite coming off a 10-win season, the Buccaneers' home opener against the Lions on Sept. 11 is expected to be blacked out for the local TV market.

Lions beat Bills, finish preseason at 4-0

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 10:58 p.m. ET
RB Jerome Harrison ran for 72 yards as the Lions capped a perfect preseason with a 16-6 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.

Panthers claim FB Felton

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The Panthers claimed former Lions FB Jerome Felton off waivers. According to multiple reports, the Vikings and Eagles also put in a claim.

Fantasy Spin: What is Stafford's ceiling?

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Should Matthew Stafford be drafted as a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues? William Del Pilar evaluates Stafford and his prospects for 2011.

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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