FantasySP / NFL / Matthew Stafford FantasySP / NFL / Matthew Stafford Copyright 2018 5274616 <![CDATA[Instant Analysis of Lions 30-17 loss to the Giants]]>
The starters, including quarterback Matthew Stafford, failed to get much of anything going. The offensive line struggled to protect Stafford or open up a run game. Defensively, the numbers will look worse than they played, but it wasn’t an overly encouraging performance.

It’s just preseason, though, so this to be expected and fans shouldn’t overreact to another ugly game. Here’s my notes from all three phases of tonight’s game]]> 5274616 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:42:02 EDT Lions Wire
<![CDATA[Matthew Stafford completed just 2-of-5 passes for 51 yards with]]> Matthew Stafford completed just 2-of-5 passes for 51 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and ran once for no gain Friday in the Lions’ second preseason game against the Giants. [...]]]> 5274515 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:15:13 EDT <![CDATA[Detroit Lions training camp awards]]>
Devon Kennard. The pass-rushing linebacker missed out on the beginning of camp but quickly proved capable of starting right away at what remains Detroit’s biggest weak spot, the pass rush. Kennard is going to play a major role in Matt Patricia’s variable defense. The ex-Giant showed in Wednesday’s practice he can fill gaps vs. the run just fine, too.

Kerryon Johnson. It takes something for a team with Golden Tate, Darius Slay and Matthew Stafford on it to wrest away the title of Mr. Excitement]]> 5273955 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 6:36:01 EDT Lions Wire
<![CDATA[Matthew Stafford’s wife asks why GQ wasting time, space on Jalen Ramsey]]> Jalen Ramsey‘s comment about her husband. In an interview with GQ Magazine, the Jaguars cornerback shared his comments on Matthew Stafford, among many NFL quarterbacks. “I think he’s straight. I don’t think he the best quarterback out there,” Ramsey told GQ about Stafford. “But he do what he [more]]]> 5273589 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:18:01 EDT <![CDATA[Matthew Stafford's wife, top receiver defend him from Jalen Ramsey comments]]> Jalen Ramsey had some things to say about Matthew Stafford. Now Kelly Stafford and Golden Tate have some things to say about Jalen Ramsey.]]> 5272507 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:18:01 EDT Ann Arbor News <![CDATA[Peter King: Matt Patricia wants to end Lions heavy reliance on Matthew Stafford]]>
“(Matt Patricia) wants to tell his players, The days of living and dying with Matthew Stafford are over.”

The context of the statement comes after reading the full paragraph, where King waxes poetically and exudes genuine surprise at how good the Lions run game can be.

It’s simply King’s take on the team after spending a day in Detroit a week ago (he was in Allen Park on Monday, Aug. 6), but it’s one he arrived at by talking with Patricia, several players and other coaches]]> 5270463 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 9:27:01 EDT Lions Wire
<![CDATA[NFC North preseason roundup: Lions fall in Patricia's debut]]>
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not dress for the team, which given his experience with the team, was kind of expected.

Detroit fell 16-10 to the Raiders.

Here are a few takeaways on the Lions for you Vikings fans looking to do some NFC North scouting:

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<![CDATA[Lions studs and duds from preseason opening loss to Raiders]]>
With Matthew Stafford in shorts on the sidelines and most notable starters on both sides of the ball gone after the first series, the focus shined on the Lions depth.

Here’s who stood out for the Lions, both good and bad.

The veteran running back was the featured performer in the first half, splitting the carries with LeGarrette Blount but earning more snaps. He made the most of his opportunity, scoring on a 1-yard dive after his nifty sideline catch set up the Lions in the red zone]]> 5268929 Sat, 11 Aug 2018 5:39:01 EDT Lions Wire
<![CDATA[Suiting up Friday]]> Stafford is on the Lions' sidelines with pads and a helmet before Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Stafford wasn't warming up with the Lions' pass catchers, so initial reports favored him sitting this one out. It's still not guaranteed that Stafford will play, but most quarterbacks in his situation would be in street clothes otherwise.

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<![CDATA[Unlikely to dress Friday]]> Stafford isn't expected to suit up for Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

The Lions will let Matt Cassel and Jake Rudock handle their offense in the preseason debut.

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<![CDATA[Lions | Marvin Jones lighting it up in camp]]> Marvin Jones has reportedly been Matthew Stafford's favorite target in camp, 'largely because he's been getting open so frequently,' according to Kyle Meinke of Footballguys View: Jones targets could be cut into by a healthy and developing Kenny Golladay, but he is still a big play threat every week. His ADP isn't quite where last year's production would dictate and reflecting the possible effect of Golladay, making Jones a solid pick with room for profit.]]> 5268183 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:36:01 EDT footballguys