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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 hire Kelleher as BLESTO scout

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The Lions hired Joe Kelleher as the team's BLESTO scout on Friday.

Setting aside worries helped Lions' Logan take off

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
Confidence in himself, and some confidence from his new team, went a long way for Lions RS Stefan Logan last season. 

McGinest not exploring a return to NFL

Posted June 12, 2011 @ 1:55 a.m. ET
Former Patriots and Browns OLB Willie McGinest appeared to be interested in returning to the NFL after three years of retirement, but said Saturday that he plans to stay retired.

Report: Lions WR Burleson to have elbow surgery

Posted June 08, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson will have minor surgery on his right elbow, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Hall of Fame RB Johnson dies at age 81

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB John Henry Johnson died Friday in Tracy, Calif., at the age of 81. He played for the 49ers, Lions, Steelers and Oilers during his career.

Lions add Brandon Fisher to coaching staff

Posted May 26, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Lions have added Brandon Fisher to their staff as an assistant to the defensive coaching staff.

Lions employees to take furloughs

Posted May 23, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Employees of the Lions began two-week furloughs on Monday, the Detroit News reported.

Readers would like to see Lions on 'Hard Knocks'

Posted May 23, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
PFW's readers would love to see the Lions on this year's edition of HBO's documentary series "Hard Knocks," which gives viewers an inside look at an NFL team during training camp.

Lions' Cherilus has Week One as goal

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Lions ORT Gosder Cherilus, who had microfracture surgery in December, believes he can return to the field by Week One.

Lockout limbo: Lions report

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
The Lions need to get Matthew Stafford back under center again, and they can't wait to find out what they have with all of their talent on the defensive line.

Lions could part ways with Williams, Johnson

Posted May 07, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Second-round WR Titus Young has become the instant odds-on favorite to win the slot WR spot, adding even more speed and explosiveness to the Lions' offense.

Readers: Lions had best draft among NFC teams

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW poll question asking which NFC team did the best in the 2011 NFL draft decidedly picked the Lions.

Lions turn attention to DBs, linebackers

Posted May 01, 2011 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
In the afterglow of the Lions' draft, in which they added some very talented players, especially in Rounds One and Two, there was this reality: They still need help in the back seven on defense.

Fantasy outlook: WR Titus Young

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:28 p.m. ET
The fantasy prospects for the Lions appear very good. But right now, you have to consider Titus Young a No. 5 receiver for fantasy purposes at best.

Which team did best in the first three rounds?

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:25 p.m. ET
With the first three rounds of the NFL draft in the books, PFW editors make their pick for which team, including the Saints, that has had the best draft thus far.

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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