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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

Stafford looks sharp in Lions' 34-10 win over Pats

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns in less than a half, leading Detroit to a 34-10 win over New England on Saturday night.

Lions CB Houston going to school on opposition

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Lions CB Chris Houston is working to understand the opposition even better this season after a solid showing in 2010, he told PFW.

Senior nominees for Hall's Class of 2012 announced

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Seniors Committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their two candidates for the Class of 2012 on Wednesday.

McCoy sharp, but Lions' late charge tops Cleveland

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
The Lions scored the game's final 17 points and tipped host Cleveland 30-28 on Friday night. Browns QB Colt McCoy threw three TD passes for Cleveland.

Lions RB Best leaves game with undisclosed injury

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best left Friday's game at Cleveland with an undisclosed injury.

Lions DT Suh fined $20,000

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The NFL has apparently fined Lions DT Ndamukong Suh $20,000 for his hit on Bengals QB Andy Dalton in Friday night's preseason game.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
The Lions have been steadily improving their talent level, but ultimately their hopes depend on QB Matthew Stafford avoiding injuries. PFW analyzes the events in NFC North camps.

Injuries strike Lions' top rookies

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Lions' top three draft picks are hurt, and finding a replacement for RB Mikel Leshoure shapes up as a potentially challenging task, the way we hear it.

Report: Lions sign CB Madison

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Lions added more depth to their secondary on Saturday, signing former Steelers CB Anthony Madison to a one-year deal.

Report: Former DB, assistant Brown hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
A seven-hour standoff with police at the home of former NFL DB and assistant coach Corwin Brown ended when he was taken from his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Lions clobber Bengals in Stafford's return

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who missed most of last season with a shoulder injury, threw two TD passes as Detroit beat Cincinnati 34-3.

Lions add OT Chambers

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
The Lions added a veteran tackle on Thursday, signing Kirk Chambers, according to PFW correspondent Chris McCosky of The Detroit News.

Lions sign pair of RBs

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
A day after they lost their backup running back to a season-ending injury, the Lions added two players to the depth chart at the position, signing veteran RBs Mike Bell and Jerome Harrison on Tuesday.

LeShoure tears Achilles tendon, out for year

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Lions rookie RB Mikel Leshoure tore his Achilles tendon during Monday morning's practice.

Lions DT Fairley has foot surgery

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
Lions rookie DT Nick Fairley is "expected to miss a significant portion of training camp" after foot surgery Wednesday, the club announced.

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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