Stafford Participating At Practice; 'We'll See' On Status For SundayHead coach Jim Caldwell again deferred to the injury report when asked about the status of quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Golden Tate Scoffs At Rodney Harrison's 'No Respect' Take On Stafford: 'I Wouldn't Pay Attention To All That BS'"I think everyone in this building – I mean, hopefully everyone in this state – support Stafford and this team. … I wouldn’t pay too much attention to all that BS. That’s just someone trying to start something, give someone something to talk about.”
Caldwell Won't Give Details On Stafford's Status For Sunday“We’ll see. Like I said, he’s very, very sore. There’s no question about that. He got hit far too many times.”
Stafford At Bottom Of Pro Football Focus' Rankings Through Week 2To add literal insult to injury, Pro Football Focus now says that Stafford has the second-worst grades of any quarterback through the first two weeks. PFF grades each player in the NFL each week, based off their performances, then those grades are normalized based off individual game situations.
Lions' 0-2 Start Doesn't Mesh With Playoff HopesUSA Today ran the numbers, and teams that start 2-0 like the Lions are - newsflash - far less likely to make the playoffs. According to the story, "over the past six seasons you have a 4% chance of making the playoffs if you're winless headed into Week 3." And since the NFL expanded to its playoff format in 1990, only 11.2 percent of 204 teams to start 2-0 have made the playoffs that season.
6 Things That Mark On Peyton's Forehead ResemblesCan you say Illuminati?
Denver Art Museum Making Good On Super Bowl Bet Denver curators are making good on their promise to give up some art — at least for a while — after losing a Super Bowl bet with their counterparts in Seattle.
What Makes You Tune Into The Big Game? Football, Commercials Or Entertainment?Eight million dollars a minute. That's how much the Super Bowl commercials cost in the big game pitting the Broncos against the Seahawks.
Gallo Goes There: Major College Football Towns Should Host Future Super BowlsWith all the extra attention an outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl has given the league, the NFL should commit to making the host city a major part of the Super Bowl story every year.
Patriots Team Grades: Super Bowl Hopes End With AFC Championship Loss To BroncosThe 2013 New England Patriots overachieved this season, but they couldn't overcome a powerful Denver Broncos squad in the AFC Championship Game.
Patriots Defense Needs Big Game Against Broncos In AFC Championship GameBoth Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.
Peyton Manning's Passing Record In QuestionPeyton Manning set a multitude of NFL records this season, but one may be taken away by the NFL. The league and their official statisticians are currently reviewing a play that could mean a loss of one record.
Keidel: The Book Of Eli, Written By PeytonYou laugh now, but there was a time, very recently, when it was a debate. There was a time, when we thought the kid had commandeered the throne. There was a time when, when we thought it was the dawn of one empire, and the dusk of another.
Fantasy Football: Top 12 Defenses To DraftGood rule of thumb: Wait on defenses. Here's our top 12 fantasy football defenses to draft.
Top 10 Most Anticipated NFL MatchupsThere are plenty of matchups to get excited about for the 2013 season, such as the Ravens’ season-opening trip to Denver. Here are 10 other games that should be as exciting on the field as they are intriguing on paper.