Matthew Stafford was the No. 1 pick of the 2009 NFL draft, and he was thrown immediately into the fire as the Detroit Lions starter. That is a contrast to Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in this year's draft who has not played for the Rams and instead serves as Case Keenum's backup. "Every situation is different," Stafford said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. "Every team is different that the player comes to, what those expectations of that team are, all that kind of stuff. What the player is showing in practice, all that.
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) points out coverage against the Chicago Bears in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit. The NFC North-leading Detroit Lions were on the practice field, preparing to play the New York Giants, and all eyes were on Matthew Stafford's injured middle finger on his throwing hand. Stafford says he may not play with a glove on his right hand as he did in a win over Chicago.
Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 10 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears with fractured bones in his back and team doctors won't let him play, sources told ESPN and NFL Network. Looking past his first two seasons when he started just 13 games, the strong-armed 31-year-old gunslinger has been as tough as they come in the NFL. He started a team-record 136 consecutive regular-season games, which until this Sunday was the 2nd-longest active start streak in the NFL behind Philip Rivers.
The father of a premature baby surprised his partner by proposing to her with a little help from his two-day old son. John Sellors' son Cobie was being cared for at King's Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire when Mr Sellors came up with the idea. He organised for a ring to be placed in Cobie's incubator and a sign asking "will you marry my daddy". Sian Stafford, 26, said the gesture came as a shock but her answer was yes. The couple, from Pinxton in Derbyshire, welcomed their son into the world 10-weeks early at the start of August.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the second straight day the team gave a player the designation. The Lions announced Stafford's status on Wednesday after finishing practice. Earlier in the day, Matt Patricia said there was no requirement to shut down the team's training facility. Some NFL teams have closed their training centers after players and or staff members tested positive for COVID-19. "There's no need for any of that, as far as our situation," Patricia said a couple hours before leading practice.