Although Lions coach Jim Caldwell would say only “We’ll see” when asked if quarterback Matthew Stafford can play Sunday night against the Broncos, Stafford himself sounds confident.
Asked today if he thinks he’ll take any extra precautions to keep himself healthy, Stafford said he expects to be good to go.
“I don’t think any. Just go out and play my game,” Stafford said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Asked if it’s scary to go against Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, Stafford wouldn’t go quite that far, but he did acknowledge that he and the Lions’ offense would have a tough test on Sunday.
“Scary’s not the word, but you’re definitely cognizant of them,” he said. “If you wanted to build a pass rusher on Madden, that’s probably what it would look like.”
Stafford has started every game since the start of the 2011 season, and it appears that he’ll be ready to start the game on Sunday as well. Although if the Lions can’t protect him better than they protected him last week against the Vikings, it remains to be seen whether he can finish the game Sunday.