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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

Is Michael just a 'Slash' in the pan?

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
The downside of Michael Vick is a return to the Falcon-era Vick, who was a lot like the post-1997 Kordell Stewart: a mediocre passer with some rushing upside.

Fantasy outlook: Players rebounding from injury

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 10:14 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly takes a look at five players rebounding from injury that could make a major impact next season.

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 loading up on both sides

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
We all knew the Lions could use a cornerback and two linebackers. But right now, they are just having fun collecting lots and lots of talent.

Lions' Schwartz has confidence in Stafford's rehab

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford is rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder, and his head coach, Jim Schwartz, is confident that Stafford is done with the injury bug.

Draft Dose: How top picks fared in fantasy football

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
We take a look back at the past five rookie classes, and examine how the top skill-position player picked fared for fantasy football purposes in Year One.

Stafford's shoulder will be ready by camp

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
After initially saying that QB Matthew Stafford didn't need surgery, the Lions followed the medical advice and decided repairing his shoulder was the best course of action.

Stafford called "China doll" by teammate

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Lions LB Zack Follett discussed how often QB Matthew Stafford is hurt on a radio interview Tuesday morning.

Stafford undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford underwent successful shoulder surgery Friday, the team announced. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Report: Stafford placed on I.R.

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Lions have reportedly placed QB Matthew Stafford on injured reserve.

Lions might have to play QB roulette

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz did not say Monday who his starting QB would be in Week 16, as all three primary quarterbacks are dealing with injuries.

Lions' Schwartz hitches wagon to Stafford

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz expressed surprising optimism for the Lions, saddled with a 2-10 record, for one major reason: QB Matthew Stafford.

Lions trying to find ways to win

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
One of the greatest chores for a young head coach is to try to find ways to teach his team how to win games, which is the Lions' biggest problem now.

Lions confirm Stafford met with Andrews

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 9:25 p.m. ET
The Lions confirmed Monday night that QB Matthew Stafford met with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., to examine his injured right shoulder.

Schwartz remains mum on Lions' injuries

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz often has cited Bill Belichick and Jeff Fisher as two of his biggest coaching influences, so it's easy to figure out how he has developed his policy on injuries.

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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