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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

With record in range, Stafford a smart play

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
PFW fantasy expert Mike Wilkening says there's a solid case to start Lions QB Matthew Stafford in Detroit's season finale. 

Stafford suffers from shotgun overload

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki says shotgun-based offenses cripple passer's mechanics and diminish the NFL product; plus, Jon Gruden to the Raiders?

RG3 the next rookie QB to start on Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is set to become the eighth rookie QB to start on Thanksgiving Day since 1992.

QB fantasy tips: Palmer primed for big day

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
In our late-week fantasy QB tips, expect big things from Carson Palmer and Matthew Stafford. Plus, Andrew Luck is a boom-or-bust play against the Patriots.

Week Nine fantasy tips: QBs

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
In PFW's late-week fantasy QB tips, Matthew Stafford is a must-start, Josh Freeman should keep cruising and Russell Wilson could be a sleeper.

Lack of red-zone passing punch hurting Lions

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have faltered far more often in the red zone this season, and the struggles of the passing game have been a big problem. 

Week Eight fantasy tips: QBs

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
PFW's staff brings you its late-week fantasy QB tips, in which Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck look strong, and Carson Palmer is a sleeper.

NFL Links: Chicago a nightmare for Stafford

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
Chicago hasn't been kind to Matthew Stafford, the Seahawks can't outmuscle the 49ers and the pressure on Andrew Luck will help his future.

Lions' problems much deeper than awful special teams

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
The way we hear it, Detroit’s dismal special-teams play might be indicative of a deeper problem beneath the surface.

Lions QB Stafford is back and DT Williams is out

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:36 p.m. ET
The Lions got a boost on offense with Matthew Stafford's return to practice but DT Corey Williams is out Sunday after knee surgery.

Lions QB Stafford injures left hand

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford left in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Raiders with an injury to his left, non-throwing hand.

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.

Three Lions restructure their contracts

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
Three Lions players have agreed to restructure their contracts in an effort to give the team more salary-cap space.

Lions' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 08, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
As we head into the offseason, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Lions.

Stafford wins Comeback Player of the Year honors

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Poise under pressure defined Matthew Stafford's sparkling 2011 season.

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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