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 […]
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Posted: Monday, September 10th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Robert Griffin III, Aaron Rodgers, Alfred Morris, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, Drew Brees, Hulk Hogan, King Kong Bundy, Matthew Stafford, Michael Bush, Michael Turner, Mike Shanahan, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Wes Welker
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.
Posted: Monday, September 3rd, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: NFL Network, Aaron Rodgers, Chicago Bears, Christian Ponder, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Minnesota Vikings, NFC Playbook
Who will be the best NFC North QB in week 1?
Posted: Monday, July 30th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, Michael Vick, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, Tony Romo
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.
In any event, NFL players made a big splash during the ESPY awards and here’s a look at the NFL winners.
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, […]
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.
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.
Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Super Bowl XLVI, Archie Manning, Artie Lange, Barry Sanders, Cam Newton, David Arquette, Deion Sanders, DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, DJ Pauly D, Joe Manganiello, Joe Montana, Jordin Sparks, Kate Upton, Maria Menounos, Matthew Stafford, Neil Patrick Harris, Peyton Manning, snoop dogg, Terrell Owens, Warren Moon
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.
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?
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.
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.
Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 | jasonfsmith1 Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, Darren McFadden, DeMarco Murray, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Fred Jackson, Jamaal Charles, Mark Sanchez, Matt Forte, Matthew Stafford, Michael Turner, Peyton Hillis, Philip Rivers, Ray Rice
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.
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.
Posted: Saturday, December 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Fantasy Feedback, Brandon Marshall, C.J. Spiller, Calvin Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, DeSean Jackson, frank gore, Hakeem Nicks, Jackie Battle, Jake Locker, John Skelton, Kregg Lumpkin, Kyle Orton, Larry Fitzgerald, LeGarrette Blount, Malcom Floyd, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Moore, Matthew Stafford, Peyton Hillis, Rashard Mendhenall, Ray Rice, Reggie Bush, Thomas Jones, Tim Tebow, Victor Cruz, Vincent Jackson, Willis McGahee
A running log of NFL Week 16 from a fantasy perspective.