Matthew Stafford
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Mon 12/14/20 3:23 PM

Stafford (ribs) hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, but his status is in doubt, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford was forced out of the Lions' Week 14 loss to the Packers in the fourth quarter, and Rapoport notes that his rib injury caused him significant pain. The Lions have scheduled X-rays for Stafford, and the team no doubt will evaluate him closely throughout practice this week if those results come back negative. Chase Daniel would figure to start against the Titans if Stafford can't go.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 12/13/20 8:13 PM

Interim coach Darrell Bevell said after Sunday's loss to the Packers that Stafford (ribs) will be getting X-rays on the rib injury that knocked him out of the game in the fourth quarter, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
The results of the X-rays should help determine whether Stafford will be available to play against the Titans in Week 15. If Stafford's unable to suit up in that one, Chase Daniel would be in line to start under center for Detroit. The 5-8 Lions have little reason to rush their starting quarterback's return with the playoffs almost certainly out of reach.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 12/13/20 7:21 PM

Stafford (ribs) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford went to the locker room after taking a big hit to the ribs in the fourth quarter. He quickly reemerged and tried to take some warm-up throws but didn't look comfortable, paving the way for backup Chase Daniel to enter the game. Prior to his exit, Stafford completed 24 of 34 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 12/13/20 2:57 PM

Stafford (thumb) is listed as active Sunday against the Packers.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford's practice reps have been managed since he injured his right thumb Week 10 against Washington. Including that contest, he's completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,151 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions over the past four games. Stafford will aim to keep up the pace versus a Green Bay defense that has allowed 7.4 yards per attempt (11th worst) and 21 TD passes (13th most) to quarterbacks this season.

Matthew Stafford
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Sat 12/12/20 11:52 PM

Stafford (thumb), who is listed as questionable, is expected to play Sunday versus Green Bay, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
The veteran quarterback has been playing through the right thumb injury for most of the past month, so it's hardly a surprise he's on track to take the field again this weekend. Stafford remains without No. 1 wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) for the sixth straight contest, but the expected return of tailback D'Andre Swift (illness) should bring a boost to the offense.

Matthew Stafford
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Fri 12/11/20 4:06 PM

Stafford (thumb) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford played through the same injury last week, throwing for 402 yards and three touchdowns to keep the Lions alive in the wild-card race. Their schedule over the final month of the season will make it difficult to stay in the hunt, but any thought of shutting down Stafford is still a few weeks away. He should be out there Sunday, throwing passes to a receiving corps that will be missing Kenny Golladay (hip) for a sixth straight week.

Matthew Stafford
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Thu 12/10/20 4:32 PM

Stafford (thumb) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford hasn't been a stranger to limited practice reps since he first injured his right thumb nearly a month ago, but the issue isn't something that's shed any serious doubt on his availability as of late. While there's not yet any real reason to worry about Stafford gaining clearance for Sunday's game against the Packers, it's worth noting that top wideout Kenny Golladay (hip) was once again absent from practice Thursday.

Matthew Stafford
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Wed 12/9/20 4:13 PM

Stafford (right thumb) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Lions have regularly managed Stafford's practice reps since he first injured his right thumb, but he's played through the issue in four straight contests. The veteran quarterback has even attempted 42 passes in back-to-back games, and he put up a season-best 402 yards against Chicago's secondary last weekend. Stafford will look to keep his momentum against Green Bay's 15th-ranked pass defense.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 12/6/20 7:13 PM

Stafford completed 27 of 42 pass attempts for 402 yards, throwing three touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 34-30 win against the Bears.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford led the 31st fourth-quarter comeback of his 12-year NFL career Sunday, spearheading a 14-0 run over the final 11 minutes of regulation to get Detroit a win in Darrell Bevell's debut as interim coach. The 32-year-old has been a hit-or-miss fantasy asset this season despite possessing four different games with three passing scores. Two of his four preceding appearances entering Week 13 consisted of one or fewer passing TDs and under 215 passing yards. Next, he'll see Green Bay's 15th-ranked pass defense, having thrown for 244 yards, two touchdowns and one pick the last time the NFC North rivals met Week 2.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 12/6/20 11:35 AM

Stafford (thumb) is active for Sunday's game at Chicago.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford will play through a slight ligament tear in his right thumb for a fourth consecutive contest. In the first three, he completed 65 percent of his passes for 749 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. However, Stafford still won't have his top running back or wide receiver -- D'Andre Swift (illness) and Kenny Golladay (hip) -- at his disposal.