|Sep. 18, 2017 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST10:09 PM CT7:09 UAE (+1)23:09 ETNaN:� - Matthew Stafford was 15 of 21 for 122 yards and threw two touchdown passes Monday in the Detroit Lions' 24-10 win over the New York Giants. He did not throw an interception, fumbled once and was sacked three times. Stafford added 23 rushing yards on three carries.
Analysis: The 122 yards is the second-lowest mark of Stafford's career. He threw for 83 yards on Sept. 12, 2010, at Chicago. The low output wasn't a reflection on Stafford, who only threw four passes after halftime with his team in control on the scoreboard. Stafford has six TDs and one interception through two games with a big test next week against Atlanta.
|Sep. 10, 2017 5:01 PM PT6:01 PM MT7:01 PM CT8:01 PM ET0:01 GMT8:01 5:01 PM MST7:01 PM EST7:01 PM CT4:01 UAE (+1)20:01 ETNaN:� - Stafford completed 29 of 41 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's 35-23 win over Arizona.
Analysis: The league's new highest-paid player got his season off to a brutal start by throwing a pick six on his initial attempt, but redeemed himself by tossing three TDs in the second half to help Detroit overcome a 17-9 deficit. Stafford should be a solid fantasy starter most weeks, though he may be more of a borderline QB1 with a potentially tough road matchup with the Giants next up.
|Aug. 28, 2017 6:57 PM PT7:57 PM MT8:57 PM CT9:57 PM ET1:57 GMT9:57 6:57 PM MST8:57 PM EST8:57 PM CT5:57 UAE (+1)21:57 ETNaN:� - Stafford will become the highest-paid player in NFL history after agreeing to a five-year deal with the Lions, ESPN reported Monday. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth $135 million, which averages out to $27 million per year. That would surpass the five-year deal that pays $25 million annually to Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who signed his contract last month.
Analysis: Stafford was the No. 1 overall pick in 2009, following the Lions' 0-16 season. He has started 109 games, compiling a 51-58 record. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014 and has led Detroit to two playoff berths. In 2016, Stafford completed 65.3 percent of his passes for 4,327 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a 70.5 passer rating while starting all 16 games for the Lions, who finished 9-7.