DETROIT (97.1 THE TICKET) – Mike Valenti and Terry Foster went head-to-head with Detroit Lions starting quarterback Matthew Stafford on 97.1 The Ticket Monday.

The Lions lost 20-13 to the Vikings on Sunday, where they trailed from the opening kickoff against Minnesota.

“It’s disappointing to lose a game but you’ve got to move on in the NFL,” said Stafford. “This team is confident and resilient, obviously, we didn’t start the season the way we wanted to – but we’ve got a week to think about it and come back strong the next 12 (weeks).”

Detroit lost 44-41 in overtime last weekend to Tennessee. Sunday’s Viking game wasn’t a shootout by any means — Minnesota’s only touchdowns came on a kickoff return by Percy Harvin and a punt return by Marcus Sherels.

Valenti and Foster asked Stafford how he is dealing with the 1-3 start to the season.

“You’ve got to find ways to win in the NFL … we’ve all had a hand in the three losses,” Stafford said.

Valenti asked the Lions QB why the offense has lost its mojo.

“We’re as aggressive as we’ve been all year  .. we’ve got to find ways to make teams pay for dropping things. We know we have to find ways to beat coverage,” said Stafford acknowledging that the Lions have to find a way to make the 80-yard, 10-12 runs play work.

When asked if the game against Philadelphia is a must win: “Every game is a must win,” he said.

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