Matthew Stafford looks like an MVP and the NFL’s next highest-paid player

The Matthew Stafford hype train has left the building, folks. For some odd reason, Stafford looks better than ever this year with 1,914 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions on a 68.1 completion percentage through seven games despite the departure of Calvin Johnson. This has led plenty to whisper about an MVP award for the Georgia product. Others, such as ESPN’s Michael...
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The Lions Playbook Ep. 5: The Screen Game

Two Lions (Theo Riddick – 3rd, Golden Tate – 8th) finished 2015 in the NFL’s top ten YAC list. and the case is no different this season. After a slow start to the season, Golden Tate leading all WRs in YAC with 284 yards. — Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) October 24, 2016 YAC can come in […] The Lions Playbook Ep. 5: The Screen Game - SideLion Report - SideLion Report...
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13 hours ago

Stafford, Lions look to keep rolling in Houston

HOUSTON -- Perceptions are fickle, so much so that they can allow for a quarterback to be compared to a maligned underachiever one week only for opinions to drastically change if that quarterback spearheads a string of victories. Following the Lions' 1-3 start, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford was in some circles being aligned with Bears signal caller Jay Cutler, whose abundant...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

After three straight at home, Lions take show back on road

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions go into Sunday's game at Houston on a three-game winning streak, all of them at home. Quarterback Matthew Stafford says the team has the same focus it had when it started the season 1-3. "We're a pretty business-like team, whether we win or lose," Stafford said. "We come in the next week ready to work, no matter what happened the week before...
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Lions leaving comforts of home for visit to Houston

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions go into Sunday's game at Houston on a three-game winning streak, all of them at home. Quarterback Matthew Stafford says the team has the same focus it had when it started the season 1-3. ''We're a pretty business-like team, whether we win or lose,'' Stafford said. ''We come in the next week ready to work, no matter what happened the week...
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Golden Tate admits he was motivated after benching by Lions

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate saw his season get off to an exceptionally slow start, and it turns out that it led to something of a spark. Tate was essentially benched during the Lions’ Week 4 tilt against the Chicago Bears. Since then, he’s racked up 297 yards receiving on 17 catches and looked like a completely different player. He credits the benching with allowing...
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Golden Tate on benching: It ‘lit a fire under my tail’

The expectations heading into this season were that Golden Tate would take over the mantle as the Detroit Lions’ No. 1 receiver. Following the retirement of Calvin Johnson, someone had to provide Matthew Stafford with that consistent targets. Considering Tate had put up 189 receptions for over 2,100 yards in the previous two seasons, he figured to be the one to step up. Through...
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Lions trade Kyle Van Noy to Patriots; sign Josh Bynes

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have traded linebacker Kyle Van Noy to the New England Patriots. The Lions also signed linebacker Josh Bynes on Tuesday. Detroit drafted Van Noy out of BYU in the second round with the 40th overall pick in 2014 and he didn't appear to pan out as a key player. Van Noy became a first-time starter this season and had 23 tackles. Bynes started...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lions trade Kyle Van Noy to the Patriots

Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn continues to make deals that involves his former team the New England Patriots in some capacity. According to ESPN, the Lions traded former 2014 second round draft pick Kyle Van Noy to the Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick. With @JamesWalkerNFL and @FieldYates, reporting that Patriots are acquiring LB Kyle Van Noy from Lions in a trade, per multiple...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago

Matthew Stafford’s Top 5 Game Winning Drives

Game winning drives show more than talent. It shows grit, composure, decisiveness, and above all, leadership. Stafford, at 28, has showed these characteristics throughout his tenure in Detroit with 24 come back victories in his first 100 starts. Its time to reflect on some of the top game winning drives engineered by the young gun-slinger […] Matthew Stafford’s Top 5 Game Winning...
Via Sidelion Report
2 days ago

Detroit Lions report from win against Redskins

The Detroit Lions continued their winning ways and improved their record to 4-3 with a 20-17 victory over the Washington Redskins.  Matthew Stafford constructed another game-winning drive and the Lions continued their streak of games ending within seven points or less. The Lions have won their last three game by a combined seven points and will look to extend their winning streak...
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Matthew Stafford, Lions are the comeback kings of the NFL

Never count out Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Stafford threw another late touchdown pass on Sunday, giving Detroit a dramatic, 20-17 win over the Washington Redskins—and providing the Lions their third straight come-from-behind victory at Ford Field. The Lions are the undisputed comeback kings of the NFL. According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Lions are just...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stafford connects with Boldin for game-winning TD

The Detroit Lions needed a touchdown to beat the Washington Redskins Sunday and had to go 75 yards in just over a minute to make it happen. Challenge accepted, said Matthew Stafford, who connected with Anquan Boldin to cap off a six-play drive in just 49 seconds. Here is the game-winning throw from Stafford to the veteran Boldin: Matthew "CLUTCH" Stafford!The @Lions are back...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Week 7 Fantasy Football News

This Sunday the Detroit Lions (3-3) welcome the Washington Redskins (4-2) @ 1 p.m. ET on FOX Who To Start Marvin Jones – Jones is one of the best receivers stat-wise in the NFL. He’s been amazingly consistent, and that should continue this week. If he is healthy I say play him every week the rest of the season. Matt Stafford – Stafford recently was given some praise after...
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Detroit Lions: all eyes on Golden Tate

Detroit Lions wide receiver, Golden Tate, had not been living up to expectations early in the 2016 season. It just seemed that he and quarterback, Matthew Stafford, had no connection whatsoever. Plays weren’t being made, catches weren’t being caught, and there was just simply no spark. That all changed on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. The Lions went into Sunday’s game...
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Golden Tate celebrates with cheerleaders after touchdown (Video)

After scoring a touchdown against the Rams, Golden Tate was in a jubilant mood. With Detroit trailing 28-21 in the fourth quarter, Matthew Stafford found Tate for a 23-yard score, leading to a tie game after the extra point was converted. It was Tate’s first touchdown of the season, which called for a celebration. So, he found a few cheerleaders, borrowed some pompoms, and showed...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions’ sack master Kerry Hyder not on Pro Bowl ballot

Detroit Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder leads all NFL defensive ends with five sacks through five weeks, but he’s not on the Pro Bowl ballot. This isn’t terribly surprising. After all, casual fans outside of Detroit wouldn’t recognize the name Kerry Hyder if it was plastered all over billboards across America. In fact, the fact that he is dominating for the Lions this year...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions OC says Matthew Stafford better without Calvin Johnson

After Calvin Johnson retired at the end of last season, the thought was Matthew Stafford would struggle this season without one of the best receivers in NFL history, but the Detroit Lions quarterback hasn’t missed a beat. Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter says Stafford may be even better without Johnson. “I think he’s a growing and developing quarterback, so yes, I...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions OC: Matthew Stafford a better QB without Megatron

It would have seemed counterintuitive at best, outright foolish at worst, to believe heading into the season that Matthew Stafford would prove to be a better quarterback without the retired Calvin Johnson. But according to Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, that appears to be the case. “I think he’s a growing and developing quarterback, so yes, I do think...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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