The Lions made some moves during the summer to make sure the squad stays competitive in the NFC North Division.
Detroit played without star receiver Calvin Johnson for the third consecutive game, but Stafford carved up Jacksonville’s secondary in a half of work.
Griffin left last week’s exhibition game against Detroit with what Redskins coach Jay Gruden said afterward was a concussion.
“I don’t have a problem saying this, but I think personally we have more talent than we had in the No. 1 defense last year in Detroit.”
Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, running back Joique Bell, offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle and defensive end Jason Jones won’t play.
The Detroit Lions have traded tackle Michael Williams to the New England Patriots for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick.
The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent safety Taylor Mays.
“This time of year particularly, when you get as many guys banged up as we’ve got banged up of late in the last week and a half or so those things enter in, so it changes it up a little bit.”
Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon hasn’t been hit in more than two weeks.
“The difference between good and great is just a split second at that position and I think he’s just seeing things a little faster and also knows when he can throw into some looks that last year maybe were a little cloudy that are much more clear to him.”