Matthew Stafford has an excuse for his spotty accuracy Sunday against the Bears. His right index finger was broken.
Stafford said after the game that it’s “not bad” according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press.
The results in the game don’t seem to support Stafford’s notion. He threw four interceptions and sailed passes all day.
The injury apparently occurred in Detroit’s game before the bye week against Denver. Stafford was listed as probable on the injury report.
The Lions’ 5-0 start has quickly turned into a 6-3 record. They have a challenging schedule down the stretch, but will be favored heavily this week against Carolina before the team’s big Thanksgiving game against Green Bay.