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Julius Peppers sacks, strips, hurts Matthew Stafford

New Bears defensive end Julius Peppers made a big impact late in the first half today against the Lions, sacking Matthew Stafford, stripping the ball, and causing Stafford to leave the game with an apparent right shoulder injury.

The fumble was recovered by the Bears, setting up a late field goal that narrowed the Lions’ lead to 14-13 at halftime. But the injury may turn out to be much more significant.

Stafford was on the sideline afterward with his jersey, shoulder pads and helmet off, wearing a baseball cap and the look of someone who wasn’t expecting to play again the rest of the game.

UPDATE: Stafford is out at the start of the second half and has been replaced by Shaun Hill.

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15 Responses to “Julius Peppers sacks, strips, hurts Matthew Stafford”
  1. NoRingForYou says: Sep 12, 2010 2:41 PM

    Geezus. I guess this answers Staffords abililty to stay healthy.

  2. Sporting_One says: Sep 12, 2010 2:43 PM

    Lions ever going to get a break?

  3. Patrick says: Sep 12, 2010 2:44 PM

    Dagburnitanywho!…That hurts…Go Hill!…Go Lions!

  4. TryTheVeal says: Sep 12, 2010 2:45 PM

    So…..This means we won’t hear from Peppers until his next contract?

  5. Marcinik07 says: Sep 12, 2010 2:47 PM

    2-14

  6. kingmj4891 says: Sep 12, 2010 2:51 PM

    I hate Jeff Backus!!!! He is a POS and it makes me really mad Detroit did nothing to fix that position this year urg….

  7. timegambit says: Sep 12, 2010 2:56 PM

    Sounds like something for the CSI unit.

  8. GBfanForever says: Sep 12, 2010 2:59 PM

    “I hate Jeff Backus!!!! He is a POS and it makes me really mad Detroit did nothing to fix that position this year urg….”
    I’m rooting for Detroit in this one but don’t blame Bakus too much. He got beat by a pro-bowler, their was no rb help and Stafford sat in the pocket too long. I actually really hated the decision by their coaches to try to score at the end of the half. They should have just handed off a few times to neutralize the bears momentum going into half time.

  9. rovibe says: Sep 12, 2010 3:25 PM

    “Restore the roar”? More like, “Restore the SORE”!

  10. CHIEF ZEE says: Sep 12, 2010 3:26 PM

    Stafford = Soft

  11. rovibe says: Sep 12, 2010 3:48 PM

    TryTheVeal says: So…..This means we won’t hear from Peppers until his next contract?
    ————————————–
    Bingo! He’s got his one sack, so that $91 million is money well earned. Now he’ll put it in cruise control…

  12. adeem4578 says: Sep 12, 2010 3:49 PM

    COME ON!

  13. SomeFans says: Sep 12, 2010 4:16 PM

    Stafford is a girly girl

  14. robert ethen says: Sep 12, 2010 4:37 PM

    “Peppers strips, hurts, Matt Stafford”. Sounds like a gay Roethlisberger routine.

  15. ICEWALKER says: Sep 12, 2010 5:15 PM

    CHIEF ZEE says:
    September 12, 2010 3:26 PM
    Stafford = Soft
    +++++++++++++++++++++



    Watch how ‘soft’ he is. He’s tough, just unlucky with injuries.

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