Matthew Stafford makes 100th-game history

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On Sunday, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played in his 100th career game. And he has done more in 100 games than any player in league history.

Specifically, Stafford has more passing yards through his first 100 games, with 27,890.

That’s an average of 278.9 per game. He was under that amount on Sunday, with 266.

More importantly, the Lions managed their third straight win, fueled by a late-game drive allowed Detroit to beat Washington.

25 responses to “Matthew Stafford makes 100th-game history

  1. No remotely a Stafford fan, but he played well today… receivers let him down.

    Let’s finish a season with both doing their jobs, how bout it?

  2. The guy is flat out amazing this year. They’d be 1-5 or 0-6 without him. Hes literally had some of the most talent depleted rosters around him his entire career, yet everyone points to his playoff record. The Lions are either the most dysfunctional NFL franchise alive, or in the top 3. Not his fault.

    As the timeline continues, he”ll be mentioned with the top guys.

  3. He reminds me of Tony Romo and how if the Cowboys just figured out in his prime that giving him a running game would have made him great and not just good or above average. However, for some reason despite trying with multiple draft picks at RB, they can’t get it right, even though under Cooter, Stafford is keeping the turnovers down and winning games in the clutch when called upon in the conservative Caldwell approach.

  4. beastsportsnetwork says:
    Oct 23, 2016 9:30 PM

    Hmmmm….I wonder why its always the QB’s who play in domes who set the passing yardage records?
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    Someone should ask Marino, Favre, or Brady.

  5. jjb0811 says:
    Oct 23, 2016 8:20 PM

    Yet no division titles. Winning are the only stats that are remembered, not yards, sacks or TD’s.
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    It’s a team game and StafFORD needs more help. It will happen. The Pats won without Brady to open the season yet their fans claim he’s the GOAT? Looks like they don’t even need him.

  6. “He reminds me of Tony Romo…”

    That’s exactly the point. These are QB’s where reasonable arguments can be made in support and criticism of their “success”, and how that is even defined.

  7. I saw some chatter for Staff making a case for MVP. Hmm. Listen, I’m glad we’re winning some games, but we’ve won games like this before. Problem is we don’t do much when we need to be doing more and then we do just enough to win against a bad team.

    He’s lucky that last TD pass that he threw into heavy traffic wasn’t tipped. It worked out. I was relieved. I’m tired of being relieved. I want us to blow some teams out.

    Yes, I like his guts, his newfound wheels, his arm, his passion, his longevity. Love it. But, he’s middle of the pack in IMO.

  8. thetruthcampaign says:
    Oct 24, 2016 10:39 AM
    I saw some chatter for Staff making a case for MVP. Hmm. Listen, I’m glad we’re winning some games, but we’ve won games like this before. Problem is we don’t do much when we need to be doing more and then we do just enough to win against a bad team.

    He’s lucky that last TD pass that he threw into heavy traffic wasn’t tipped. It worked out. I was relieved. I’m tired of being relieved. I want us to blow some teams out.

    Yes, I like his guts, his newfound wheels, his arm, his passion, his longevity. Love it. But, he’s middle of the pack in IMO.
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    A “middle of the pack” QB does not carry a team on his back like Stafford is doing right now. Prior to Cooter, he was a 12-15 range guy. Now, he’s a a top 10 guy showing flashes of being elite.

  9. Great drive by Stafford and the Detroit team against the Redskins. Boldin has made a big difference in the Detroit team passing game this year.

  10. Against a bad team, yes, a middle of the pack QB CAN carry the team.

    While our WR’s are making a lot of drops, I’m glad they’re also making some great plays like Marvin on the bomb dive and Tate off the tip and Roberts on the helmet and Boldin.

    Yes, he’s in the top 10 toward the bottom. The coaching and playbook has helped.

  11. Yea Congrats to Stafford. One playoff appearance and loss and a bunch record breaking stats in his career as a Lion. Same caliber as Jay Cutler only the difference is the Lions are much, much worse than the Bears franchise, historically!

    We have only won (1) playoff game since 1957, but it’s a team game right? Barry Sanders, Calvin Johnson and Jay Cutler, I’m mean Stafford wasted talent on the Lions!

    Oh yea, Ford is the worst car company on the planet, perfect fit for the Lions organization, the similarities are gleaming, but not like the cube.

  12. Place any elite quarterback in Stafford’s role as the Lions QB for the past 6 years… I would guess that they would be considered ‘middle of the road’ also.
    Stafford’s success, stats, etc. would be much more impressive if he were surrounded by the talent of New England or Seattle.
    He is not considered Elite because of the ‘middle of the road’ talent surrounding him

  13. Let’s not forget the Chicago game 4 weeks ago. Stafford looked below average and it was a road game. If he truly wants to be a top tier QB he has to play great on the road all the time. I think the adjustments on the offensive line the last couple weeks have made the team better. The rookies are shining and Quinn isn’t afraid to cut or trade guys who arent performing. Van Noy being one and Tomlinson sitting on the bench as a first round pick is another. A fire under Tomlinson may do him good. Seems he has no passion for the game.

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