Matthew Stafford
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Sun 11/1/20 5:04 PM

Stafford completed 24 of 42 passes for 336 yards, three touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 41-21 loss to Indianapolis. He also rushed once for 10 yards and lost a fumble.
EDGE Analysis
Failing to overcome a stagnant running game against a tough Colts defense, Stafford came through in the stat sheet but he did not have a good game in reality. The veteran seemingly missed a number of completable passes and his two turnovers - a fumble and a pick-six -- combined with an injury to top receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) to prevent Detroit from getting out of an early hole. Fortunately for the entire Lions offense, Week 9 brings a get-right matchup against a porous Minnesota defense that allowed the third-most yards per pass attempt leaguewide (8.5) before suffering numerous injuries in the secondary during Sunday's game against Green Bay.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 10/25/20 7:36 PM

Stafford went 25-for-36 passing with 340 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions during Sunday's 23-22 win against the Falcons.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford had committed an interception in consecutive outings entering Sunday's matchup, but he cleaned up his act by gifting zero giveaways to Atlanta in Week 7. Stafford's passing total towered over his season average of 248 passing yards per game entering the contest, though he was held to just one passing TD for the third time in six starts. Stafford's Week 8 opponent, Indianapolis, entered Sunday allowing the second-fewest passing TDs in the NFL with seven.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 10/18/20 7:18 PM

Stafford completed 19 of 31 pass attempts for 223 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 6 against the Jaguars.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford led the team to touchdowns on each of its first two drives of the game, though both were capped by rushing scores. From there, the Lions were in control of the contest, limiting the need for him to air the ball out. Even so, he displayed a strong connection with Kenny Golladay for long gains of 48, 36 and 16 yards while also finding T.J. Hockenson for a one-yard touchdown toss. Detroit will take on Atlanta in Week 7, which could turn into a shootout that will be more conducive to Stafford posting gaudy numbers.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 10/4/20 4:59 PM

Stafford completed 17 of 31 passes for 206 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 35-29 loss to New Orleans. He also threw a two-point conversion and added three carries for 21 yards.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford tossed a seven-yard touchdown to D'Andre Swift followed by a 15-yard score to Kenny Golladay to grab an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but he threw a red-zone interception in the end zone after New Orleans came back to tie the game at 14 apiece, and it was 28-14 Saints by halftime. The veteran quarterback bounced back with a one-yard touchdown to T.J. Hockenson in the third quarter, and he found Hockenson for a two-point conversion after Adrian Peterson's fourth-quarter rushing touchdown to pull within six points. However, New Orleans was able to run out the final 3:40 to seal the win. In what has been a familiar theme throughout the course of his career, Stafford ultimately didn't get enough help from his defense or running game, as the Saints dominated time of possession. Detroit will have a bye in Week 5 before a week 6 trip to Jacksonville.

Matthew Stafford
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Fri 10/2/20 6:24 PM

Stafford has a Week 4 matchup against a Saints defense that will be missing three starters, including cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) and Janoris Jenkins (shoulder), Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Detroit offense, on the other hand, is in pretty good shape, with LG Joe Dahl (IR - groin) the only missing starter. Stafford had his best game of the young season in last week's 26-23 win over the Cardinals, and he's in good position for another multi-TD effort in a home matchup with the injury-marred Saints.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 9/27/20 9:30 PM

Stafford completed 22 of 31 pass attempts for 270 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 26-23 win over the Cardinals.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford completed 71 percent of his passes while spreading the ball around to nine different receivers. He threw touchdown passes to Kenny Golladay and Jesse James while avoiding a turnover for the first time this season. Stafford's average of 8.7 yards per attempt was also his best of the season and is likely a direct result of Golladay making his season debut. Better things could be in store for Stafford and the Detroit offense, starting with next Sunday's matchup with the Saints.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 9/20/20 5:15 PM

Stafford completed 20 of 33 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Packers. He added one carry for four yards,
EDGE Analysis
Stafford's four-yard touchdown to Marvin Jones put Detroit up 14-3 late in the first quarter, but it was all Packers from there. Green Bay's subsequent 31-0 run included a pick-six that Stafford threw from his own end zone, but the veteran quarterback finally halted the Packers' scoring streak with a 24-yard touchdown to Marvin Hall early in the fourth quarter. Stafford will bring a 3:2 TD:INT into a Week 3 trip to Arizona.

Matthew Stafford
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Sun 9/13/20 6:18 PM

Stafford completed 24 of 42 passes for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 27-23 loss to Chicago. He added 23 rushing yards on five carries.
EDGE Analysis
Playing without top receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and one of his best linemen in Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot), Stafford should have had another passing touchdown considering rookie running back D'Andre Swift dropped a potential game-winning score in the closing seconds. However, outside of throwing a pick in the fourth quarter on a forced pass to his acting No. 1 wideout, Marvin Jones, Stafford generally played well against a tough Bears defensive front. If each of Desmond Trufant (hamstring), Justin Coleman (hamstring) and Jeff Okudah (hamstring) are unable to play in Week 2, the Lions defense could struggle to defend Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, which could lead to an even heavier workload for Stafford and the rest of the Detroit passing game.

Matthew Stafford
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Tue 8/4/20 3:48 PM

Stafford has been activated off the Lions' reserve/COVID-19 list, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Per Meinke, Stafford's recent COVID-19 test was a false positive. The Lions' starting QB is therefore available to take the field with his teammates once practices start up.

Matthew Stafford
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Sat 8/1/20 4:36 PM5 Comments

Stafford was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
EDGE Analysis
Stafford joins a number of other big-name Lions players that were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list over the past week. The designation means either Stafford tested positive or was in close proximity to someone who texted positive for COVID-19, so until more information is provided, speculation regarding his return timeframe is baseless.