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Valenti And Foster: One-On-One With Matt Stafford

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Quarterback Matthew Stafford #12 of the Detroit throws under pressure by Brad Jones #59 of the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 18, 2012.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford #12 of the Detroit throws under pressure by Brad Jones #59 of the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 18, 2012.

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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 Tuesday.

Detroit lost another heart-breaker in the fourth quarter – this time to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. A game that Detroit led at half-time and really let loose of the reins in the final minutes losing 24-20.

The Stafford interview started casually – with a reference to the Sunday game possibly being one of his worst ever as a professional quarterback …

“We’ve got to take the steps needed to play better this week,” Stafford said. “Find a way to get back to that … it’s a team game, it’s all about winning and losing.”

“When so many games are all about offense … we are not seeing any explosive rushing play,” said Foster.

“We’re getting a lot of two-run safety’s … and points? It’s really about (the fact that we are) not scoring in the red zone … in the first seven games it was really about not getting in scoring position in the red zone.

The loss put Detroit at (4-6) going into the annual game for the Lions on Thanksgiving.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – history continued to favor the Packers as Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes, including a 22-yarder to Randall Cobb with 1:55 left, and the Green Bay Packers came through with a  fourth quarter win over the Lions.

“We really had a good defensive performance for 58 minutes,” Head Coach Jim Schwartz said post game.

Stafford threw two interceptions – one of which was returned 72 yards by Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings for a go-ahead score in the third quarter – and lost a fumble.

You can listen to all the action on 97.1 The Ticket as the Detroit Lions take on Houston on Thanksgiving day – kick off 12:30 p.m.

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