Matthew Stafford
QB DET (6)
2 weeks ago

Stafford completed 14 of 26 passes for 183 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Lions' 31-23 win over the Packers on Sunday. He also lost a yard on his sole rush.

EDGE Analysis

It was an unusually muted day through the air for the Lions, who fed two different running backs with double-digit carries for the second time this season. That led to a season-low amount of attempts and passing yardage for Stafford, but he still managed to throw for multiple scores for the fourth consecutive contest. The 10-year veteran now boasts a 10:5 TD:INT through five games and will look to stay hot against the Dolphins in Week 7 following a Week 6 bye.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (6)
3 weeks ago

Stafford completed 24 of 30 pass attempts for 307 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford completed 80 percent of his passes as he averaged a healthy 10.2 yards per attempt. His overall numbers were driven by a pair of long touchdown passes to Golden Tate, including one in the final minutes which put the visitors ahead. Unfortunately for Stafford, his team fell to 1-3 on a field goal in the final seconds, but he's been excellent over the last three weeks and is averaging 305 yards per game to go along with a 7:1 TD:INT ratio during that span. He'll look to keep it up in what could be a shootout with the Packers next Sunday.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (6)
4 weeks ago

Stafford completed 27 of 36 passes for 262 yards with two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 26-10 victory over the Patriots. He added 10 rushing yards on his lone carry.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford built upon his solid Week 2 performance and is quickly making everyone forget about how this Lions team got blown out by the Jets in Detroit's season-opener. In this one, Stafford outdueled Tom Brady by stringing together long drives in order to keep the Patriots offense on the sidelines; the Lions dominated time of possession roughly 39 minutes to 21. This development was largely a result of Detroit's newfound success in the run game, headlined by the fact that Kerryon Johnson became the organization's first 100-yard, single-game rusher since November of 2013. Sustained success on the ground may be a threat to Stafford's overall workload going forward, but there's an argument to be made that an effective running game could help the quarterback sustain drives and get his team into scoring position more frequently. Next up for Stafford is a Week 4 road matchup against a Cowboys defense that has allowed just 6.3 yards per pass attempt this season.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (6)
1 month ago

Stafford completed 34 of 53 passes for 347 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers. He also rushed once for eight yards and lost a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford bounced back from a miserable Week 1 performance, improving in almost every significant passing category and nearly rallying his team to a come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter. Despite the team's offseason commitment to the running game, Stafford has been extremely busy through the first two games of the year; the Lions have thrown the ball on over three-fourths of their offensive plays thus far. The fact that Detroit has trailed by at least a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter of each contest obviously played a significant role in why this is so, but it wouldn't be very surprising if Stafford consistently finds himself in these situations this season given how ineffective the Lions defense has been. Expect Stafford to be plenty busy when Detroit attempts to keep pace with New England in Week 3.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (6)
1 month ago

Stafford completed 27 of 46 passes for 286 yards, a touchdown and four interceptions in Monday night's 48-17 loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford endured a disastrous start to this season. The lone bright spot of his performance was a 24-yard touchdown to Golden Tate to begin the third quarter. Besides that, he threw two interceptions on both sides of halftime, including one that was easily returned for a touchdown. Furthermore, he took a cleat to the leg during the first half and was forced into a one-play exit after being crunched by two defenders while throwing during the third quarter. With his team down 31 points, Stafford was mercifully taken out with around eight minutes left in the game. In the wake of the fifth four-interception outing of his career, Stafford will be desperate for a vastly improved showing Sunday versus the 49ers.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (6)
2 months ago

Stafford completed nine of 18 passes for 113 yards in Friday's preseason game at Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford played into the third quarter and set up three field-goal attempts on five drives. He also took three sacks along the way, after taking two in a brief appearance last week. Stafford presumably will be held out of the Lions' preseason finale, thus finishing the exhibition slate 11-of 23 passing for 164 yards without any touchdowns or interceptions. He'll open the regular season with a favorable home matchup against the Jets on Monday Night Football (Sept. 10).

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (6)
2 months ago

Head coach Matt Patricia plans to give Stafford and the rest of the Lions' starters extended playing time in Friday's preseason game against Tampa Bay, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Patricia stopped short of stating exactly how much run he expects to give his starters, but he did say he wants to get his team into "a regular season mode," which suggests Stafford should at least get a few offensive possessions Friday. This uncertainty obviously renders the quarterback a risky pick in DFS contests, but it could pay off if Stafford plays deep into the second quarter.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (6)
2 months ago

Stafford completed two of five passes for 51 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions during Friday's preseason game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Making his 2018 preseason debut, Stafford did what he could, but the quarterback was pulled from the game rather quickly after taking two sacks behind an offensive line that seemed out of sync. However, there's optimism this trend won't continue into the regular season once offensive guard T.J. Lang (undisclosed) is back in action, especially if first-round rookie Frank Ragnow can acclimate to the professional stage sooner than later. Look for Stafford to make one more appearance this preseason when the Lions take on the Buccaneers next Friday.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (6)
2 months ago

Stafford likely will play in Friday's preseason game against the Giants, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford came out in uniform for the Lions' first preseason game but didn't actually play in the contest. He'll likely play at least one or two drives Friday night, though coach Matt Patricia hasn't commented on his plan for the quarterbacks.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (6)
2 months ago

Stafford is on the Lions' sidelines with pads and a helmet before Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.