Matthew Stafford

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Quarterbacks To Draft

Having an elite signal-caller who can win you the game in crunch time is essential for any NFL franchise.


Matthew Stafford.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Lions, Stafford Agree On 3-Year Extension

The Detroit Lions are investing in quarterback Matthew Stafford.

670 The Score–07/09/2013

Matthew Stafford. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears At Lions

Here are Jeff Joniak’s “Keys to the Game” for the Bears as they head to Detroit for a key divisional matchup.

WBBM Newsradio–12/28/2012

Owen Daniels #81 of the Houston Texans celebrates a second quarter touchdown with Arian Foster #23 while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Texans Top Lions 34-31 In OT After Coach’s Mistake

Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag when he didn’t need to and the Houston Texans made him regret it.


Charles Tillman.  (David Banks/Getty Images)

24 Hours Later: Laurence Holmes Breaks Down Bears-Lions

Time offers the opportunity for perspective, so I thought it would be a good idea to wait each week to give my thoughts on the Bears game. The idea being that 24 hours allows for me to watch the game over and talk to a few more people. Hence, “The 24 Blog.”

CBS Chicago–10/23/2012

Matthew Stafford.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Photo: Matthew Stafford’s Grass Face

If there was ever a photo that encapsulated a football game, this is it.

670 The Score–10/23/2012

Calvin Johnson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Detroit Lions

Coming off their first postseason appearance in 12 years, expectations are high in Detroit, but are they justified? That’s debatable.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2012

Jay Cutler or Matthew Stafford. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cutler Or Stafford? Simms Prefers Cutler Because ‘He’s An Angry Guy’

As the Bears prepare to take on the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football, many are comparing the merits of the two polarizing quarterbacks.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

Andrew Luck. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Harris On Fantasy Football: Buy Low While The Iron Is Cold

This is a perfect “cold iron” situation for teams that start the likes of Jay Cutler, Matt Schaub, Alex Smith, and Joe Flacco.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2012

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws against the Detroit Lions in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Twitter Throwdown: Who’s The Better Quarterback – Cutler Or Stafford?

Who’s The Better Quarterback – Jay Cutler Or Matthew Stafford?

CBS Chicago–10/08/2012

Aaron Rodgers. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks

The keyword is “upside.” And these guys have it. Here are the top 10 fantasy football quarterbacks for the 2012 NFL season.


Aaron Rodgers roles out to pass during the game against the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Packers Beat Lions 27-15 To Improve To 11-0

Aaron Rodgers took every hit the Detroit Lions could dish out. He just kept throwing — and winning.


Jay Cutler

Thayer: No Trap Game For Bears

This weekend’s matchup between the Bears and the Chargers could be categorized as the tale of two teams heading in drastically different directions.

670 The Score–11/18/2011

Julius Peppers sacks Matthew Stafford.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Arkush: Lions Were ‘Just Terrible’

Before Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw four interceptions to the Bears defense on Sunday, he had thrown just four picks on the entire season.

670 The Score–11/16/2011

The Bears and Lions brawl at Soldier Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lombardi: Suspensions Unlikely From Bears-Lions Fight

In the wake of the Bears-Lions brawl that led to D.J. Moore’s ejection from Sunday’s win, one NFL expert doesn’t think there will be any suspensions — just strong fines.

670 The Score–11/16/2011

The Bears and Lions brawl at Soldier Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: A Rivalry Is Born

It’s been brewing since the Monday night game last month. In fact, the kindling for this fire was sparked with Calvin Johnson’s non-catch in the opener last year. The Bears and Lions don’t like each other and Sunday it boiled over.

670 The Score–11/14/2011

Lovie Smith.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lovie: Stafford Should Have Been Ejected Too

Bears Coach Lovie Smith said Monday morning that the Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford should have been ejected along with D.J. Moore during a rough play, but the real story is the Bears’ strong playing that led to victory.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Matthew Stafford is chased by Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Stafford’s Frustration Boils Over As Bears Dominate

Sunday it was the Bears making the statement, bringing the Lions back down to Earth with a 37-13 pounding at Soldier Field.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2011

Corey Graham celebrates an interception in the end zone with Brian Urlacher.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bears-Lions

And just like that, the Bears get a redemption win versus the Lions and now sit at 6-3. With winnable games ahead, it’s not hard to imagine the Bears win as many as 11 or 12 games this year. Was it a truly great showing? Not by any means, as the offense had plenty of problems, but the Bears used their defense and special teams yet again under Lovie Smith to cruise to another division victory.

670 The Score–11/13/2011

Jay Cutler is sacked during the first quarter by Kyle Vanden Bosch at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 24-13.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bears-Lions

The final score reads 24-13, but it might as well have been 240-13. As poor as the Lions played, nobody in the Chicagoland thought the Bears had a snowball’s chance in pulling that one out after the Lions went up 21-10. The offensive line was outmatched, and almost the entire defense failed to show up Monday night. From there, the rest just fell into place.

670 The Score–10/11/2011