Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is nothing short of an amazing quarterback to say the least. The only real caveat is he hasn’t had the best track record of staying healthy. That being said in the last two years he has actually stayed healthy and as a result he has passed for 10,005 passing yards and 61 touchdown passes. The biggest thing that helps Stafford to have unheard of status is that he has the best wide receiver in the NFL in Calvin Johnson who is a gigantic, sure-handed target who has underrated speed considering the fact that he is 6-foot-5 and nearly 240-pounds.
It’s likely that Stafford will play at most a few series as it is the fourth and last preseason game before the regular season starts, and no sane coach would let their franchise signal caller out there to get hit a lot, if at all. Despite his likely limited playing time and without Johnson, Stafford should be able to pick apart the Buffalo Bills‘ secondary with some ease.
This is because Stephon Gilmore, the Bills’ number one cornerback, has a broken wrist and is likely out 6-8 weeks. Franchise designated safety Jairus Byrd just signed his one-year franchise tender over a week ago and didn’t practice with the team until then so he has to get used to this new-look defense.
All in all, it should be interesting to see how long and how effective Matthew Stafford plays tomorrow night.