Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 1/1 -- Matthew Stafford, QB, 6-2, 225, Georgia...The Lions have been looking for their next great quarterback since trading Bobby Layne to Pittsburgh in 1958, and now here comes Stafford, who went to the same high school Layne did. Stafford has a big arm that can get the ball downfield to wide receiver Calvin Johnson, and coach Jim Schwartz said he was the consensus No. 1 player at Lions headquarters. The Lions don't have to rush him because they have a rejuvenated Daunte Culpepper on a one-year deal. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/29/14 - QB Matthew Stafford was off-target for most of the game, finishing 20 of 41 for 217 yards. He threw three touchdowns, but the third came with the game out of reach. He also misfired on a couple key plays, including one that should've been a deep touchdown to Calvin Johnson and another to Golden Tate that would have converted a fourth down.
12/15/14 - QB Matthew Stafford said he was sluggish during the week, but was not sick before Sunday's game as ESPN reported.
12/03/14 - QB Matthew Stafford completed 75.6 percent of his passes in a 34-17 win over the Bears on Thanksgiving and hopes to keep completing passes at a high rate so the offense can continue playing at a fast tempo.
"Hopefully we can continue to play at a high level, keep that pace up," he said. "Every game is different. Not every game you're going to go in and complete as many balls as we did, score as many balls as we did, but you've got to find ways to be productive and kind of get into a groove."
11/24/14 - QB Matthew Stafford had the worst completion rate of his career - 39.1 percent - as he finished an abysmal 18 of 46 for 264 yards and an interception. He also missed several open targets with off-target throws or passes to covered guys instead.
11/23/14 - QB Matthew Stafford didn't have a great day Sunday in the Lions' loss to the New England Patriots. He finished 18 of 46 for 264 yards, an interception and a 49.5 passer rating. He is a combined 36 of 76 for 447 yards and two picks the past two weeks, and the Lions failed to get into the end zone in both games.