Matthew Stafford goes with a glove, once again

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has played multiple games in recent years while wearing a glove to protect an injured finger. Although he did not appear on the injury report this week, Stafford was spotted wearing a glove once again.

Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Stafford practiced on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with a glove on his non-throwing hand. Stafford appeared to injure the pinky on his left hand last Sunday against the Seahawks after a fourth-quarter fumble.

It’s peculiar that Stafford didn’t appear on the report as, at a minimum, fully participating in practice despite the injury. The mere fact that he’s wearing a glove to protect the pinky implies that he’s had some sort of evaluation and/or treatment, which usually is the threshold for affirmatively disclosing an injury.

Depending on the severity of the situation, it could affect Stafford’s ability to take snaps under center, forcing the Lions to use shotgun formation more often against the Vikings, in Detroit’s first game after trading receiver Golden Tate to the Eagles.

23 responses to “Matthew Stafford goes with a glove, once again

  1. “Truly one of the greats in the league”

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    You seem butthurt that Matt Stafford is more highly regarded than Kirk Cousins.

    It is nothing to get butthurt over, it is just fact that Matt Stafford is a far better QB than Kirk Cousins.

  2. ocdn says:
    November 3, 2018 at 10:35 am

    It’s just his tribute to Michael Jackson……

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    Makes sense, nothing says “Bad” better than a tribute to Michael Jackson and the Lions consistent failure to win a playoff game for six decades.

  3. @ red
    You’re absolutely correct and it’s a huge disappointment to us Lions fans. But you have to admit, the kid is one tough cookie playing through pain a lot of the time.

  4. It’s an indication of surrender, like raising the white flag if you will…..time for tanking and getting those draft picks. 2024 is the target date and here we come full steam ahead!

    #ONEPRIDE

    #REBUILDLIFE2024

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Yep both Detroit and that town in Wisconsin have wasted the best years of both their quarterbacks. Unlike my Vikings who have wasted the worst years of 30+ quarterbacks. And then there’s the Bears.

  6. “Stafford is 9 -2 against erin Rodgers! Let that sink in!”

    We wish. More like the other way around.v

  7. Whatever else you say about Stafford, he doesn’t have a toughness problem. He has a problem winning games and throwing picks. He’d probably be a better QB if he played for a better organization. As to Rodgers being “wasted” by the Packers, that is stupid. The only active QB with more than one Super Bowl ring is Brady. Rodgers would likely have several if he played for the Patriots, but that organization is beyond compare to the rest of the league. Cheating factors into it too.

  8. LetsgoLions says:
    November 3, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Not sure but seems the Lions have owned the Vikings as of lately.
    ))))))))))))))))
    Let’s not get carried away now. Yes they are 2-0 in the Bank, since 2010 the record is 9-7 lead over the Vikings. But 2010 was Chilly’s last year and then the Frazier years.

  9. LetsgoLions says:
    November 3, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Not sure but seems the Lions have owned the Vikings as of lately.
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    We split last year.

    The Lions swept the Vikings in 2016.

    The Vikings swept the Lions in 2015.

    The Lions swept the Vikings in 2014.

    The teams split in 2013.

    The Vikings swept the Lions in 2012.

    In 2011 the Lions swept the Vikings.

    In 2010 the two teams split.

    From 1998 – 2009 the Vikings won 21 of 24 games.

    I guess by going .500 over the relatively recent history is “owning the Vikings” compared to being the perpetual Vikings doormat for over a decade before that…

  10. rho1953
    Nov 3, 2018, 10:41 AM
    The only active QB with more than one Super Bowl ring is Brady
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    Start over. Look at all active QB’s. Get back to us. You’re wrong, multiple times.

  11. ninefingers9 says:
    November 3, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Yep both Detroit and that town in Wisconsin have wasted the best years of both their quarterbacks. Unlike my Vikings who have wasted the worst years of 30+ quarterbacks. And then there’s the Bears.
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    They wasted the best statistical year of Favre’s career & the best years of Culpepper & Tarkenton’s careers.

  12. I was a lion fan since the 50`s. I had an epiphany after 40 years of ineptitude. You moron you don’t have to root for them you haven’t lived in Mich for 25 years.

    I decided to put my rooting allegiance towards goods teams: Bradshaw Steelers, Montana’s 49ers.bradys pats. Hard to lose doing that.

  13. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 3, 2018 at 10:49 am
    “Truly one of the greats in the league”

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    You seem butthurt that Matt Stafford is more highly regarded than Kirk Cousins.

    It is nothing to get butthurt over, it is just fact that Matt Stafford is a far better QB than Kirk Cousins.
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    Based on what, exactly?

    Stafford: 63-69 career record.
    62.2% completion, 230 TD, 124 INT’s, 88.8 QBR

    Cousins: 30-33-2 career record.
    66.2% completion, 115 TD, 59 int, 94.9 QBR

    “Far Better” doesn’t mean what it used to I guess. I bet you thought Tony Romo was one of the all time greats as well.

  14. “Truly one of the greats in the league”

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    The above is not my quote. Though you tried and failed to make it look like it was. It was the quote of a Vikings fan who is mad Matt Stafford is more highly regarded than Kirk Cousins. I said Matt Stafford is the better QB and stand by that statement. Sorry it hurts your purple feelings.

    Matt Stafford is indeed the more highly regarded QB and everyone who isn’t a crying Barney agrees. We are all sorry that your Vikings overpaid for Counsins. Deal with it. Don’t whine and try to spin everything to make yourself feel better.

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