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No Wednesday practice for Matthew Stafford

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left Sunday’s epic loss to the Titans with a leg injury.  Believed to be a hamstring or a dreaded “butt muscle” injury, the Lions have been tight-lipped about the outcome of Stafford’s MRI.

We were told Monday that it’s indeed a hamstring issue, but that Stafford should be OK.

That said, he’s not sufficiently OK to practice.  Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press said during Wednesday’s PFT Live that Stafford didn’t practice on Wednesday.

Birkett believes, based on Stafford’s history of playing through injuries, that he may not practice at all this week, but that he’ll suit up and go on Sunday.

If he does, there could be limited mobility.  Which could play right into Vikings defensive end Jared Allen’s hands.

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  1. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Sep 26, 2012 2:23 PM

    It doesn’t matter who plays QB for the Lions. Megatron catches everything.

  2. krismn22 says: Sep 26, 2012 2:24 PM

    Good. Allen needs to catch up to the Claymaker, sack-wise.

  3. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 26, 2012 2:25 PM

    Not that it matters.

    Last week epitomized “any given sunday.”

    I expect the Lions to flat out destroy the vikings, no matter who is at QB.

    And I hate both teams.

  4. rbirving says: Sep 26, 2012 2:30 PM

    While I still expect the Lions to pull this one off, I’m not so sure Stafford will be able to outrun Jared Allen with his hamstring “issue”. Plays through injury? Didn’t he miss all but a couple games of his first two years in the league?

  5. purpleguy says: Sep 26, 2012 2:36 PM

    So Stafford was mobile before his injury? And Viking fans please give the tokyosandpacker a break, as he’s still hurt and sniffling in his Pabst from a weekend of watching both his team lose and the Vikings crush the team that crushed his beloved Packers.

  6. noeffinway says: Sep 26, 2012 2:41 PM

    Keep in mind Schwartz always errors on the side of caution with possible injuries. I wouldn’t draw any conclusions from practice participation or not. But I’m sure this will be his weeks BIG PFT drama as far as Lions report are concerned.

  7. drwbrsdmndsnxplntn says: Sep 26, 2012 2:51 PM

    Vikings will beat the Lions. Even with Stafford under center. The Lions BARELY beat the 2011 Vikings twice. Chris Cook has megatrons number. And the Vikings are looking sharp this year, and the Lions are looking like…the Lions.

    To borrow the old cliche, “Theres a reason they play the games.”

    Sorry everyone else, Lions are over rated and Vikings are under rated. Keep sleeping.

  8. vikes8480 says: Sep 26, 2012 3:07 PM

    krismn22 says: Sep 26, 2012 2:24 PM

    Good. Allen needs to catch up to the Claymaker, sack-wise.

    ——————————————————

    Allen is giving Clay a head start.

  9. suhnami says: Sep 26, 2012 3:12 PM

    rbirving says: Sep 26, 2012 2:30 PM

    While I still expect the Lions to pull this one off, I’m not so sure Stafford will be able to outrun Jared Allen with his hamstring “issue”. Plays through injury? Didn’t he miss all but a couple games of his first two years in the league?

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    youtube matthew stafford vs cleveland browns – when stafford came back into the game with a separated shoulder to toss the winning TD pass with seconds left in the game

    or last year when stafford played 3 games with a broken index finger on his throwing hand – an injury that terry bradshaw said he “didn’t even know how it was possible to throw a football without your index finger” – and stafford tossed 5 TD passes in one of the 3 games he played with the injury

  10. tywebb76 says: Sep 26, 2012 3:17 PM

    The Lions have the bye in Week 5, Sean Hill is a very sufficient backu0p to help them beat the Vikings at home. Stafford won’t play this week. The 2 weeks off will be a great opportunity for him to head to GA, visit his girlfriend, and get healthy

  11. johnnycash19 says: Sep 26, 2012 3:22 PM

    Chris Cook has megatrons number.
    ———
    Chris Cook has Megatrons phone number? That’d be pretty sweet.

    NO ONE has Megatrons “number.”

  12. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 26, 2012 3:23 PM

    Truth hurts, eh purple guy?

    The Packers are pissed, so now everyone else’s nightmares come true.

    Packers 13-3
    Bears 10-6
    Lions 8-8
    Vikings 7-9

  13. jimmylions says: Sep 26, 2012 3:28 PM

    I think Stafford will be on the roster as the number 3 QB on Sunday. Shaun Hill will be fine and will lead the team to a win at home.

    The real questions is whether there is more than one injury. Stafford hasn’t been throwing like himself this season.

    The Vikings fans can trash talk all they want — last I checked Minnesota is a place where Michelle Bachman is an intellectual genius.

  14. pleazenufalready says: Sep 26, 2012 3:35 PM

    from jimmylions: “The Vikings fans can trash talk all they want — last I checked Minnesota is a place where Michelle Bachman is an intellectual genius.”

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    …..and Detroit was still the city where people are so scared of coming downtown that they’re transplanting their dead relatives from the city cemeteries to the suburbs!

  15. lionsdraftguy says: Sep 26, 2012 3:37 PM

    drwbrsdmndsnxplntn says:Sep 26, 2012 2:51 PM

    Vikings will beat the Lions. Even with Stafford under center. The Lions BARELY beat the 2011 Vikings twice. Chris Cook has megatrons number. And the Vikings are looking sharp this year, and the Lions are looking like…the Lions.

    To borrow the old cliche, “Theres a reason they play the games.”

    Sorry everyone else, Lions are over rated and Vikings are under rated. Keep sleeping
    _________________________________

    This guy apparently doesnt know football. Theres only one guy in the league that has/had CJs number, and thats Revis. Chris Cook does NOT have his number. Watch this Sunday when Minnesota has to double and triple team Calvin all day.

    Lets see, last years Calvin vs Minnesota: 10 catches, 137 yards, 2 TDs. Doesnt sound like anyone has his number.

    Watch football and learn the game before you comment.

  16. zygizag says: Sep 26, 2012 4:02 PM

    I expect this one will be a close game.

    Whoever does the best in the RED ZONE wins.

    May very well be the last offense with the ball (and communicates well) wins.

  17. johnnyquick says: Sep 26, 2012 4:48 PM

    Although Strafford needs to protect himself, he should not wear a weight vest.

    Although a weight vest would seem to only add more weight to body weight movements, it actually does more than that, dramatically changing the weight distribution that your muscles are accustomed to.

    This is especially true if the weight is placed directly over your chest and upper back.

    In such cases, it also forces a change in the range of motion for short, middle and long range passes.

  18. barroomhero80 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:34 PM

    thetokyosandblaster hahaha dream big joker. Karen and his fudgepackers ain’t going 13-3

  19. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 26, 2012 6:31 PM

    Well, they’ll EASILY go 6-0 in the division… not even close, really.

    Outside of that the only really hard game is Houston. I think they lose there and beat the same team in the Super Bowl.

    I think you underestimate a pissed off MVP.

    I also think that you aren’t very creative, if fudgepacker is all you can come up with.

    Perhaps you should leave football discussion to the grown-ups? Perhaps get back to spongebob?

  20. cantonbound13 says: Sep 27, 2012 7:41 AM

    Just run the ball with Leshoure.

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