Stafford endures ‘tough times’ after wife’s tumor surgery

Football 05/21/19, 16:46

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife, Kelly, recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor."There's been some long days and some tough times," Stafford said Tuesday after joining his teammates for a voluntary ...

Lions select Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson with No. 8 pick

Football 04/25/19, 20:27

The Detroit Lions addressed a pressing need, selecting tight end T.J. Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft.Detroit was initially interested in trading its first-round pick Thursday night to acquire more selections, but they decided the Iowa star was too good of a player and too ...

Wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has brain surgery

Football 04/21/19, 19:30

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor.She says the surgery lasted 12 hours and shared other details Sunday on her Instagram account. Earlier this month, she shared that an MRI showed the tumor after she had ...

Lions QB Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor

Football 04/16/19, 16:01

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday. Stafford's wife, Kelly, announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor . She posted on Instagram two days later, thanking everyone for an outpouring of support . Center Graham Glasgow says he ...

Wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has brain tumor

Football 04/03/19, 13:18

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor. Stafford shared the details Wednesday on her Instagram account. She says an MRI showed the tumor on cranial nerves after she had vertigo spells within the last year.Kelly and the Matthew Stafford ...

Giving big-money to quarterbacks guarantees nothing

Sports 01/03/19, 11:03

Giving quarterbacks big money doesn't guarantee success or even playoff appearances.The NFL's six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta's Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million), Detroit's Matthew Stafford ($27 million) and ...

Lions not renewing offensive coordinator Cooter’s contract

Football 01/01/19, 20:20

The Detroit Lions are not renewing offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter's contract after the team sputtered to a 6-10 season while quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled.The Lions announced their decision Tuesday, two days after finishing 6-10 in coach Matt Patricia's first season at the helm. Cooter was a holdover from Jim ...

Lions beat up on Packers 31-0; Rodgers suffers concussion

Sports 12/30/18, 16:04

Matthew Stafford threw for 266 yards and two scores to T.J. Jones, kicker Matt Prater tossed a touchdown pass after faking a field-goal try and the Detroit Lions ended a beleaguered season on a high note with a 31-0 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.With Green Bay trailing ...

Lions assured of last-place finish after loss to Vikings

Football 12/23/18, 18:32

The collapse of the Detroit Lions is essentially complete.There's still one more game to go, but the Lions are now assured of their first last-place finish since 2012 after a 27-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Detroit actually dominated the first 25 minutes or so, but the Lions ...

Trickery not enough for sputtering Lions offense

Football 12/02/18, 18:49

The Detroit Lions tried to make it work without experienced weapons around quarterback Matthew Stafford on Sunday.Once again, the offense couldn't do enough as the home team lost 30-16 to the Los Angeles Rams, the Lions' fifth loss in six games.Without three of its top skill position players from the ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and sit in NFL Week 13

Football 11/29/18, 10:59

This is a defining week for many fantasy football teams, especially in leagues where it's the last week of the regular season.There is little margin for error at this point, although fantasy owners with their backs against the wall should be open to high-risk, high-reward shots in their lineups.There are ...

Stafford’s 2 interceptions sink Lions in loss to Chicago

Football 11/22/18, 17:57

The Detroit Lions were the team with the healthy starting quarterback, but in the end, Matthew Stafford came up short.Stafford had an interception returned for a tiebreaking touchdown in the fourth quarter, then had another pass picked off in the end zone with just over a minute remaining in Detroit's ...

Panthers go for 2 and fail late and lose 20-19 to Lions

Football 11/18/18, 16:21

Cam Newton threw an incomplete pass on a 2-point conversion with 1:07 left, letting the Detroit Lions hold on for a 20-19 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.Newton had time and receiver Jarius Wright open in the end zone, but the star quarterback sailed the pass high. Carolina coach ...

Defensive adjustments have fueled recent surge by Vikings

Football 11/15/18, 20:02

Minnesota's fumble gave Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions a fresh set of downs early in the fourth quarter two weeks ago, another opportunity to start climbing back into the game.Though they held an 11-point lead, the Vikings had been unable to pull away. On the first play after the ...

Lions back home but face tough matchup with Carolina

Football 11/15/18, 18:31

Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions have three straight home games coming up — probably their last chance to turn their season around and make a run at a playoff spot.The opposition is formidable, though.After three consecutive losses, the Lions host Carolina on Sunday. That game is followed by a ...

Lions fall to bottom of NFC North after loss to Vikings

Football 11/05/18, 20:36

The Detroit Lions have fallen into last place in the NFC North and there are signs they may have a hard time getting back into the division race.When Lions coach Matt Patricia met with reporters on Monday, he didn't wait for their questions on his team's 24-9 loss to division ...

NFL sack leader Danielle Hunter ‘just lets it rip’ for Vikes

Football 11/05/18, 19:56

The physical attributes Danielle Hunter has used to amass his league-leading total of 11½ sacks this season are so ideal that some of his Minnesota Vikings teammates have taken to calling him "Create-A-Player," the feature on Madden NFL that allows gamers to concoct the seemingly perfect computerized prospect.Hunter's 6-foot-5, 252-pound, ...

Sad sack Lions: Stafford downed 10 times in loss to Vikings

Football 11/04/18, 20:29

The Detroit Lions were at a disadvantage, playing in a deafening stadium against a daunting Minnesota defense that's rounding into form at midseason.The departure of their leading pass-catcher in a trade earlier in the week left the Lions with one less way to attack the Vikings, but the absence of ...

Vikings hang 10 sacks on Stafford in 24-9 win vs. Lions

Football 11/04/18, 17:11

Danielle Hunter had 3 1/2 of Minnesota's franchise-record 10 sacks and a fourth-quarter fumble return for a touchdown, making for a miserable afternoon for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions in a 24-9 victory by the Vikings on Sunday.Hunter, the fourth-year defensive end, also was credited with nine tackles and ...

Lions go into bye on a high after beating Packers 31-23

Football 10/08/18, 04:08

The Detroit Lions have beaten Aaron Rodgers- and Tom Brady-led teams this season.And yes, they still have a losing record.Detroit has provided glimpses of its potential, beating the Green Bay Packers 31-23 on Sunday in their first home game since dominating the New England Patriots.The Lions (2-3) have also shown ...

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