Matthew Stafford
QB DET (7)
3 days ago

Stafford completed 21 of 31 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-24 win over Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford has been quietly impressive this season, with multiple touchdown passes in seven of 10 games. His numbers over Detroit's three-game winning streak have been superb, though. He's posted a seven:one touchdown:interception ratio and an absurd 10.1 yards per attempt. Stafford is humming, but it'll be interesting to see if his luck runs out next week against Minnesota. Stafford was held to 209 passing yards and no touchdowns against the Vikings' stout defense earlier this season.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (7)
1 week ago

Stafford completed 17 of 26 passes for 249 yards with three touchdowns and one interception while adding 17 yards on four carries in Sunday's 38-24 win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford got some help from his teammates early on, as Detroit's two first-half touchdowns came on a running play and a fumble recovery. The league's highest-paid quarterback earned his money late, however, turning a 24-17 deficit into a 38-24 win with three touchdown passes in the final 16 minutes. Those scores of eight, 29 and 40 yards raised Stafford's touchdown-to-interception ratio to 17:5.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (7)
2 weeks ago

Stafford completed 26 of 33 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 30-17 win over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford finished Detroit's first drive with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones and never looked back, leading an offense that did not punt the ball Monday. Along with tossing another score to Jones during the fourth quarter, Stafford posted his third straight game with at least 300 yards through the air. Fresh off the momentum provided by Monday's win, Stafford will now look forward to a tasty home matchup against the lowly Browns in Week 10.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (7)
3 weeks ago

Stafford completed 27 of 45 passes for 423 yards during Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Steelers. He added 11 rushing yards on his lone carry.

EDGE Analysis

Stafford's day went smoother than expected thanks to an impressive performance from his injury-depleted offensive line that was going against one of the best defenses in the league. However, he was seemingly reliant on big plays the entire evening and failed to find pay dirt despite having numerous chances in the red zone. While this was only his first zero-touchdown performance of the season, Stafford was blanked on six occasions last season (including playoffs), which shows the downside of captaining the Lions' one-dimensional offense.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (7)
1 month ago

Stafford is not participating in Tuesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

This doesn't come as much of a surprise with the Lions heading into their bye week, but it's also a reminder that Stafford likely is still somewhat hampered by his ankle injury. For now, Stafford's absence should be viewed as no more than a maintenance day for the veteran quarterback, and with the team now having a week off, it's unlikely he enters next Sunday's game against the Steelers with an injury designation.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (7)
1 month ago

Stafford completed 25 of 52 passes for 312 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions in Sunday's 52-38 loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Who would have thought that the struggling New Orleans pass defense would be the cause of Stafford's first multi-interception game of the season? Stafford had gone four consecutive games without a pick. A large part of the problem can be found in the pace of the game as New Orleans led by three scores at the half and all three of Stafford's interceptions came afterward. Stafford has been at his best this season when he is able to disburse the ball and not force the issue. This should be a blip on the radar, but expect another tough test against Pittsburgh's zone-blitzing scheme, which has been among the stingiest defenses in the league, next week.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (7)
1 month ago

Stafford (ankle) is active for Sunday's game in New Orleans, Mike Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the aftermath of last Sunday's loss to the Panthers, Stafford's right ankle and quadriceps were heavily taped. Termed as mere soreness by head coach Jim Caldwell, Stafford handled every practice rep this week, in essence putting the quarterback on pace to active status. Stafford will thus make his 102nd consecutive regular-season start against the Saints' exploitable secondary, which has conceded the 28th-most passing yards (265.3) per game this season.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (7)
1 month ago

Though he's listed as questionable on the final injury report, Stafford is in line to play in Sunday's game against the Saints, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The real question pertains to Stafford's mobility, not his availability. He was a full practice participant throughout the week, and Detroit didn't add a third quarterback to its roster. While a trip to the SuperDome is always good news for a signal caller, Stafford's ankle could make it tough for him to deal with pressure, if the Saints are able to muster any. It's worth noting that the New Orleans defense gave up just 13 points over its last two games, completely shutting down both Cam Newton and Jay Cutler.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (7)
1 month ago

Stafford (ankle) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Per Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, Stafford was clearly favoring his right leg at Wednesday's practice, but his throwing power and accuracy nonetheless appeared to be intact. The veteran quarterback may have limited mobility Sunday in New Orleans, but it seems only a major setback at practice could actually threaten his availability for thegame. In addition to the favorable matchup, Stafford may benefit from the potential return of No. 3 receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring), who was back at practice Wednesday as a limited participant.

Matthew Stafford
QB DET (7)
1 month ago

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said that Stafford was "sore" after sustaining a right leg/ankle injury in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Panthers, but declined to elaborate on the extent of the issue, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. "I think like most of the guys, [Stafford is] pretty sore after a game," Caldwell said. "The rest of it, you'll just have to wait for the injury report."

EDGE Analysis

Caldwell refused to say whether Stafford underwent follow-up X-rays on his leg, so it appears that the quarterback's health could be something of a question mark heading into the Lions' Week 6 matchup with the Saints. Stafford suffered the injury in the second half of Sunday's game and though he returned to the game to lead two touchdown drives, he was hobbling up and down the field. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Stafford's ankle and quad area was heavily taped at the end of the game, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Lions limited his practice time this week in an effort to get the signal caller as healthy as possible for next Sunday. Stafford has routinely played through injuries throughout his career and hasn't missed a game since 2010, so the early expectation is that he'll suit up against New Orleans, even if he remains at well below 100 percent health.