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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' pass protection solid, especially at season's end

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The Lions' pass protection generally held up well, something QB Matthew Stafford appreciated, he told PFW this week.

Del Pilar's Digest: Fantasyland weekend injury prep

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar updates you on the latest injury news for players such as Lance Moore and others, including their postseason fantasy value.  

Pro Bowl nod or not, Stafford's play a Lions strength

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 11:10 p.m. ET
Though QB Matthew Stafford was left off the star-studded NFC's Pro Bowl QB roster, we hear there is no doubt the No. 1 pick has played this season to the level the Lions believed he would reach. 

Moore, Stafford fined for last Sunday's fight

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The NFL handed out fines on Friday for a fight between players from the Bears and Lions in last Sunday's game.

Lions going in wrong direction

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 2:13 a.m. ET
Five weeks after an impressive win vs. the Bears, the Lions were no match for Chicago in the rematch Sunday, and they appear vulnerable, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Packers 60-second rant: Running down potential spoilers

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
In his rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush prioritizes the chances for upset victories by the Green Bay's remaining opponents after its bye week.  

The First Fifteen: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Tebow-mania heads to Denver as the Broncos face the struggling Lions; AFC heavyweights New England and Pittsburgh could aim deep; Eagles-Cowboys is big; and more.

Lions QB Stafford day-to-day

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford is "day-to-day" after injuring his right ankle in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

Lions beat Bears, improve to 5-0

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 12:13 a.m. ET
Jahvid Best's 88-yard run in the third quarter powered Detroit to a 24-13 win over Chicago on Monday night, giving the Lions a three-game edge over the Bears in the standings.

Five questions with Paul Allen, the voice of the Vikings

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Paul Allen, host on KFAN radio in Minnesota and the play-by-play announcer for the Vikings flagship station, as the Vikings host the Lions.

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.

Ten most intriguing players of Week Two

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Pat Fitzmaurice was impressed with how Cam Newton picked apart the Cardinals' secondary. How will the rookie perform vs. the Packers?

Quarterbacks feeling the most heat this season

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
PFW's editors select the seven quarterbacks under the most pressure heading into the season, led by Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb at No. 1.

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.

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.

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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