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QB Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions

6-2, 225Born: 2-7-1988College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 1, pick 1

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Recent Stats and Projections

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17 at GB 20 41 217 3 0 4 29 0 1
18 at DAL 28 42 323 1 1 1 9 0 2

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 18 vs DAL (28 / 42 / 323 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

Despite a strong first half and early lead, Stafford and the Lions could get their first playoff win since back in the Barry Sanders era for the franchise. While building a 10-point halftime lead, Stafford exceled from the pocket with timely throws. On the first score of the game, Stafford delivered a strike to Golden Tate on a long-developing out-and-up route, zooming after the catch for a 51-yard score. Another strike to Tate on a slant converted a critical third-down play. Stafford also eluded an initial defender, and then bounced off a tackle attempt to move the sticks on a third-down scramble. Stafford's mobility has been improved this season and on display this week. A poor decision, throwing into multiple defenders in the red zone, nearly resulted in an interception in the closing seconds of the first half. Stafford continued to make clutch throws in the second half despite minimal opportunities as Dallas controlled possession. Stafford found Corey Fuller between defenders down the field as well as a rope to Calvin Johnson on a deep out route on third-and-long. Both were tight windows that required power and accuracy. Stafford had one final drive, as they trailed for the first time in the game, with 2:32 remaining and 80 yards to go for the winning touchdown. The drive began with Stafford dinking-and-dunking, taking what the defense allowed underneath. When the drive hit a speed bump near midfield, Stafford was faced with fourth-and-three with the game on the line. After good coverage caused Stafford to hold the ball, Dallas' pass rush for one of the few times all game, got home and stripped Stafford of the ball. Dallas recovered and the Lions season ended with their offense having an opportunity to win the game.

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