Posts Tagged ‘Matthew Stafford’

After another last-second win, Lions QB Matthew Stafford says, ‘We’re never out of it’

At this point, Matthew Stafford may be used to this scenario. Struggle some in the beginning, deal with the adversity… then come through in heroic fashion in the end. Who can forget this classic, after all? It was that way Sunday. The Detroit Lions QB threw three picks in the first half against the Rams, appearing out of sync. It looked like a brutal opening loss was in the cards. Except, there he was on the final drive, marching 80 yards in 1:45 to win it on a TD pass to RB Kevin Smith. Ho hum, Stafford was 6-of-8 passing for 80 yards on that drive, with one incompletion as a spike. What did we learn? “Yeah, we’re never out of […]

Post Mortem: Robert Griffin III as good as advertised

So let me see if I have this straight, Mike Shanahan said Alfred Morris was going to start for his team and then he went out and had the most carries of the weekend? Surprisingly, that’s not the biggest Washington Redskins’ story of the weekend.

Who will be the best NFC North QB in week 1?

Who will be the best NFC North QB in week 1?

Madden NFL 13: Eli Manning is better than Peyton Manning

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning caused a stir prior to last season when he told the world he was an elite quarterback. Eli, of course, proved his doubters wrong when he was selected as MVP of Super Bowl XLVI — the second of his NFL career.

Tim Tebow, Drew Brees shine at the ESPY awards

In any event, NFL players made a big splash during the ESPY awards and here’s a look at the NFL winners.

How will the Lions pay for their version of the Big 3 — Megatron, Suh, and Stafford?

From 2007 to 2010, the Lions picked their version of the Big 3. After years and years of terrible drafting, Detroit grabbed WR Calvin Johnson second overall in 2007, QB Matthew Stafford first overall in 2009, and DT Ndamukong Suh second overall in 2010. That’s not bad. Three cornerstones. And each were in the era of massive, massive rookie deals. Slowly, that trio will look to get paid. And considering their production, all will deserve it. Megatron was first, and he’s slated to earn about $130 million over the next eight years. Figure Stafford is next, and then Suh. It’s a hefty task for the Lions in a salary cap era, though some would say a good problem. And so, […]

Reactions and reflections from a day in Allen Park for the Lions OTAs…

I thought there would be a ton to talk about at Detroit Lions minicamp, considering the kind of year the team had, the Lions’ stars, and a bunch of off-the-field things. And yeah, my head was swimming by the end. This really is a franchise on the rise, and it’s fun to watch from close up. The optimism is palpable.

Under the Hood: David Letterman and the NFL’s top picks

Andrew Luck will make an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” just before he is the first player selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday night. In honor of Luck’s stop at the Ed Sullivan Theater, we dug up a few of the best moments from top picks appearing on the Late Show.

Celebrity Beach Bowl merely a stage for Snoop Dogg

The sixth annual DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl became a coming-out party for the gloriously obscene Snoop Dogg, who took MVP honors in a 34-21 win for Team Palladia over Team Spike TV.

Stafford: ‘I think I’ve got a lot to prove’ to become elite

Matthew Stafford rolled through the NFL Network car wash Friday morning and answered the same question asked of Giants QB Eli Manning earlier this season. Are you an elite player?

Lions fan wins Super Bowl trip, Stafford’s companionship

For the past 26 years, die-hard Lions fan John Tracy has watched from afar as Detroit endured one mind-boggling, train-wreck season after another. Sure, this season’s playoff run was a boost to Tracy’s psyche, but DIRECTV went one step farther, naming him America’s Ultimate Displaced Fan.

Bettis as a Steeler, not a Ram? That’s crazy

Jerome Bettis and I are going to get into a fight one day if he keeps insisting he’s a Pittsburgh Steeler, not a Los Angeles Ram.

Rodgers vs. Foster: Who should be No. 1?

With the 2011 fantasy football season in the rear view mirror, Jason Smith looks at who could be the top fantasy pick in 2012. The answer isn’t as simple as you’d think.

Got Lions? Get ‘em in your lineup

Jim Schwartz suggests that he has no plans to rest his players this week, which means fantasy owners should feel confident starting any Lions on their roster.

Fantasy Feedback: Week 16

A running log of NFL Week 16 from a fantasy perspective.

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