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9 Matthew Stafford QB

Detroit Lions

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100%85%
Key Stats
GPPYDSPCTTDsINTRATING
16425760.3221285.7

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Lions' Caldwell: Don't expect Stafford's numbers to change much
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is just one of five quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards. However, since he accomplished the feat in 2011, his passing yards have declined each season.

Stafford passed for 4,257 yards and attempted 602 passes in 2014 -- his first year under coach Jim Caldwell. While at the NFL owners' meetings in Phoenix this week, Caldwell said it's probably safe not to expect Stafford's numbers to change much in 2015.

"Here's the thing I want to make certain you guys understand, and see what I see just in terms of my vision," Caldwell said, per MLive.com. "When I tell you we're not going to throw the ball anymore than we threw it, that's a fact. We're probably not going to throw it (more).

"If we do throw it more, that means we're struggling, we're not winning, we're not a very good football team. OK? Plain and simple. Maybe that ball's got to be distributed a little bit differently, but I don't anticipate those numbers changing, overall, a significant amount."

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Lions' Caldwell sees improvement in QB Matthew Stafford
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell likes what he sees in the way of improvement for quarterback Matthew Stafford, according to the Detroit News.

"I think he's just got to keep improving," Caldwell said Wednesday during NFL annual meetings. "I was walking down a hall yesterday, and someone said something about, 'Well, hey, don't you really need your quarterback to really take off?' And I looked at him and said, 'No, we don't need him to really take off. He's been doing well.'

"He's improving steadily. Things in this league don't happen that way. No one makes a meteoric jump. It's gradual. It's too competitive. There are too many good players and it's a tough league, and I do think he's making really good progress."

Stafford, a former first round selection of the Lions, is entering his sixth season in the NFL. He has started all 16 games for four consecutive years. The 27-year-old has thrown for 21,714 yards with 131 touchdowns and 85 interceptions.

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Lions believe Stafford will make big leap in Year 2 with Caldwell
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew believes that quarterback Matthew Stafford will make a big leap in his second year under the same offensive system designed by coach Jim Caldwell, per MLive.com.

"I can't quantify how much better (the offense is) going to get, but I do think the second year in the offense is going to be great, going to be big for the quarterback," Mayhew said. "Some of the routes and the way that we run them were totally different for Matthew. He hadn't thrown those routes in college or when Scott Linehan was our offensive coordinator, so some of that was a learning process for him. He had a bunch of new receivers out there, guys he hadn't really worked with that much. I think second year in the offense is going to be huge for him, individually."

Stafford threw for 4,257 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2014. It was his fourth consecutive season over 4,000 passing yards and fourth straight with at least 20 passing touchdowns.

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Lions QB Matthew Stafford takes Wild Card loss vs. Cowboys
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 28 of his 42 pass attempts for 323 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his team's 24-20 loss to the Cowboys in Sunday's Wild Card game.

Stafford put his team out to a quick lead, connecting with Golden Tate on a 51-yard touchdown less than five minutes into the game. He then drove the team down for another touchdown later in the quarter to give the Lions a big lead. Stafford's interception came on a batted ball on the first play of the second half, but it didn't cost the Lions after Dan Bailey missed a 41-yard field goal on the ensuing drive. However, the Lions offense mustered just a field goal through the entire second half and watched the Cowboys score 17 unanswered points to take the win.

The game was not without controversey, as a fourth-quarter flag against the Cowboys for pass interference on a pass from Stafford to Brandon Pettigrew was picked up after the penalty was announced, with no explanation given as to why the call was waved off. The noncall came on third-and-1 near midfield, and the ensuing shanked punt set the Cowboys up with great field position on what would turn out to be the go-ahead touchdown drive. Stafford acknowledged to media after the game that he believed the pass-inference call should have stood.

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Lions' Matthew Stafford throws three touchdowns in losing effort
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford went 20 for 41 for 217 yards and three touchdowns in Detroit's loss to the Packers Sunday.

Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson hooked up for two of his touchdowns, one for 20 yards and the other for four.

Stafford finished off his day finding running back Theo Riddick for a dump off touchdown pass at the end of the fourth quarter.

Stafford finishes the regular season 4,257 yards and 22 touchdowns. It is his fourth consecutive season over 4,000 passing yards and fourth straight with at least 20 passing touchdowns.

Stafford and the Lions will head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in the wild card round of the NFC playoffs.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.Comp-AttYdsTDInt
19/8/14NYG22-3234620
29/14/14CAR27-4829111
39/21/14GB22-3424602
49/28/14NYJ24-3429320
510/5/14BUF18-3123111
610/12/14MIN19-3318510
710/19/14NO27-4029922
810/26/14ATL24-4732521
1011/9/14MIA25-4028021
1111/16/14ARI18-3018301
1211/23/14NE18-4626401
1311/27/14CHI34-4539020
1412/7/14TB26-3431130
1512/14/14MIN17-2815310
1612/21/14CHI22-3924302
1712/28/14GB20-4121730
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2009Detroit Lions101037720153.322676.0175132024/16926661.0
2010Detroit Lions33965759.45355.5736614/364091.3
2011Detroit Lions161666342163.550387.6073411636/257641697.2
2012Detroit Lions161672743559.849676.8357201729/21263979.8
2013Detroit Lions161663437158.546507.3387291923/168621084.2
2014Detroit Lions161660236360.342577.0773221245/254531185.7
TOTAL77773099184859.6217147.018713185161/10962725283.6
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2009Detroit Lions1010201085.421216
2010Detroit Lions334112.89101
2011Detroit Lions161622783.522026
2012Detroit Lions1616351263.6114011
2013Detroit Lions161637691.9142012
2014Detroit Lions161643932.218208
TOTAL77771614853.02211344
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2009Detroit Lions101000---00000
2010Detroit Lions3300---00000
2011Detroit Lions161600---00000
2012Detroit Lions1616133.030000
2013Detroit Lions161600---00000
2014Detroit Lions161600---00000
TOTAL7777133.030000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Detroit Lions1011.000000.0000
2010Detroit Lions300.000000.0000
2011Detroit Lions1600.000000.0000
2012Detroit Lions1622.000000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1633.000000.0000
2014Detroit Lions1633.000000.0000
TOTAL7799.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Detroit Lions1041020020
2010Detroit Lions321000000
2011Detroit Lions1651010010
2012Detroit Lions1664020020
2013Detroit Lions16124050050
2014Detroit Lions1683030030
TOTAL77371401300130
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/234
Birthdate:
2/7/1988
Age:
27
Hometown:
Tampa, FL, USA
School:
Georgia
NFL Experience:
7
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
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