Matthew Stafford expected to play

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has started 131 straight games, but the team raised some doubt about extending that streak to 132 games when they listed him as questionable on Friday.

Stafford was added to the injury report after limited participation in the team’s final practice of the week. A hip injury was given as the reason why he was added to the report, but it doesn’t appear it will keep him out of the lineup.

Multiple reports indicate that Stafford will play against the Chiefs on Sunday. ESPN quotes a source as saying this is the “closest he’s probably been to not playing” over the course of his long streak, although it doesn’t appear David Blough or Jeff Driskel will be pushed into action just yet.

There are a couple of other questionable starters for the Lions. Multiple reports peg cornerback Darius Slay as a game-time decision with his hamstring injury while Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports wide receiver Danny Amendola is expected to have a hard time getting on the field with his chest injury.

8 responses to “Matthew Stafford expected to play

  1. This is good news. I’ve always been a fan of Matt Stafford and I’ve been waiting and hoping for a Lions (and Bears) resurgence.

    If the Lions beat KC they’ll remain atop the NFCN and rightfully so, with only 1.5 games separating first and fourth.

    If they lose, they’ll move to third in the division with only a single game separating first and fourth.

    That’s this week Next week, it could all change. Detroit has the bye, the Packers are at a tough Dallas team, the Bears play the Raiders (but have to fly to London to do it) and the Vikings will be at Pat Shurmur’s NYG with Danial Jones at QB.

    I absolutely love the division being so tight like this.

  2. Hahaha Lions fans sure are in love with his toughness. Maybe this winless playoff QB can sign a 6 year 220 million extension so we can all read about how tough he is for years and years to come.

  3. Stafford is going to be a waste today, this is definitely one for the “L” column for the Lions. Patricia will be fired soon, don’t worry Lions fans. You’ll get back to the beginning of your HC usual cycle soon. The Lions average a new HC every three years and haven’t won a playoff game in almost 30 years.

  4. I hope they all play. I want the Chiefs to get the best shot every opponent has. It can only make them better.

  5. blogatron2000 says:
    September 29, 2019 at 10:39 am

    I hope they all play. I want the Chiefs to get the best shot every opponent has. It can only make them better.
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    My kind of fan…

  6. And with the game tied 13-13 at the half the Lions are giving the Chiefs all they can handle!

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