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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11/25/16 - QB Matthew Stafford threw for 232 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 16-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Stafford completed 23 of 40
11/21/16 - QB Matthew Stafford threw for 278 yards Sunday against Jacksonville. He completed 24 off 33 passes. Stafford was playing his 103th career game with the franchise, surpassing Eric Hipple and Greg Landry for the most appearances by a Lions QB.
11/07/16 - QB Matthew Stafford got the Lions into position for a 58-yard field goal by Matt Prater to force overtime and then went 5 of 6 for 73 yards passing in overtime as Detroit beat Minnesota 22-16 on a 28-yard, tackle-breaking touchdown by WR Golden Tate.
Stafford completed 23 of 36 passes for 219 yards with two TD passes and one interception.
10/24/16 - QB Matthew Stafford made his 100th career start a memorable one. The Detroit Lions quarterback connected with Anquan Boldin on an 18-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 20-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at Ford Field.
Stafford engineered a six-play, 75-yard drive after Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins scored on a 19-yard run with 1:05 remaining.
"They know what it's all about. They've been in that situation with me before," Stafford said. "We were down some guys and had to do it a little bit different today with four wides. Usually, we have a tight end there somewhere. But guys stepped up and made great plays."
Stafford completed two pass plays of 20-plus yards and also scrambled for 14 yards on the drive. He then squeezed a pass over the middle to the veteran Boldin.
"Anquan ran a great route, kind of slow-played his guy in the slot," Stafford said. "I cut it loose and kind of thought to myself, 'We're either going to win the game or lose the game on this one.' It was a tight window. I'll take that every time. I throw an interception right there, it's on my back and I'm fine with it."
Stafford completed 18 of 29 passes for 266 yards as Detroit (4-3) won its third straight, all at home. Lions wide receiver Golden Tate caught six passes for 93 yards and Zach Zenner scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard run.
10/24/16 - QB Matthew Stafford is the most prolific passer in NFL history through the first 100 games of a career. Stafford, who made his 100th start on Sunday, has 27,890 yards and 2,410 pass attempts, both records through 100 games. His 278.9-yard average per game is second all-time behind Drew Brees, who has averaged 282.5 yards in 223 career games.