Posts Tagged ‘Matthew Stafford’

Playbook: Week 5 WRWW mailbag

We enjoyed bantering with you all with our LeBron James conversation. Now, we’ll return the favor by answering a few of your mailbag questions.

Data Points: Passer efficiency at an all-time high

On Tuesday, we told you that five quarterbacks are still on pace to break Dan Marino‘s single-season passing yardage record. As it turns out, 2011 is shaping up to be a banner year for passing efficiency as well.

Data Points: Brady still on pace for 7,000

Last week, we told you that five quarterbacks, after two weeks, were on pace to shatter Dan Marino’s single-season passing yards record. Well, now that three games are in the books, there still are five passers on pace to beat that mark.

Burleson: Stafford making elite plays for Lions

Matthew Stafford is healthy, and his ability to stay on the field (yes, it’s only two games) has allowed him time to impress just about everyone. That includes his teammates.

Johnson on Johnson: Megatron’s the best

Andre Johnson is a stud wide receiver, but the Texans’ humble All-Pro doesn’t believes he’s the best in the game today.

Data Points: Newton’s big number

Couple of interesting notes about Cam Newton‘s record-setting NFL debut. His 422 yards Sunday against the Cardinals ties him for the best single-game yardage total by a rookie. And it’s worth noting that of the six best yardage totals by a rookie, four of those games have involved the Cardinals — two for and two against.

First and 10: Good start, more to come Sunday

How’s that for a start to the season? Thursday night’s opening contest between the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers featured more points than the previous three Thursday Kickoff games combined. Re-live all the best moments at NFL.com’s Game Center.

Cover Two Podcast: Pick a passer

If the season started today, and your only guide to which quarterback you would take was based on preseason play, who ya got: Michael Vick, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford or Drew Brees?

Three and out: MJD to quiet “fantasy gurus”

Maurice Jones-Drew, an avid fantasy football owner, is ready to prove the “gurus” that he should be listed higher in draft rankings.

Lions to keep Stanton behind Stafford

The Lions kept stability at the quarterback position Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with Drew Stanton, according to a league source.

First and 10: Ready to buy Stafford hype?

Sure, we all know that there’s very little fantasy stock to be taken when an NFL player discusses his own fantasy value. What’s he gonna say? He can be humble or ultra-positive, but he’s not offering any in-depth analysis –- and he’s certainly not giving you any points of comparison.

Stafford confident in his fantasy football future

Matthew Stafford is healthy and ready for the 2011 season. He also thinks fantasy owners should be confident in making him their No. 1 quarterback.

First and 10: Who has most to prove?

Matthew Stafford is the siren temptress of fantasy football and is right at the top of the list of injured players who have the most to prove in 2011.

Three and out: Buying into high Stafford expectations

Lions QB Matt Stafford has reportedly worked hard this offseason to strengthen his upper body. If he stays healthy, you can expect a monster season.

First and 10: Ochocinco and Pryor teaming up?

Is he or isn’t he? At some point Monday night, there was a tweet from Chad Ochocinco saying he was “looking forward to tomorrow’s route running at 11 am Throwing with Terrell Pryor.” Could it be? Two of the most controversial figures in Ohio sports working out together Tuesday?

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