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Stafford injured as Lions struggle into halftime

Posted on: September 12, 2010 2:45 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2010 3:00 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

The good news for the Chicago Bears is that Julius Peppers appears to care (he sacked Matt Stafford near the end of the half to land the Bears a field goal) and that Matt Forte appears to be closer to his first season than his second (he took a screen pass 89 yards to the house). The good news for the Lions is that Jahvid Best appears to be "for real" (he has two touchdowns in the first half) and they appear, as a team, to be better than last year (they're winning at halftime).

The bad news was that Mike Martz' offense managed to produce three turnovers ... against the Lions. The really bad news, though (at least for the Lions), is that Stafford suffered a shoulder injury on the sack by Peppers and was seen on the sidelines without his pads or jersey on.

Needless to say, the Lions will be careful with him, but considering that last year he managed to get back on the field and win a game with a shoulder injury, the news that he could be out for the second half is not good at all.

A strong showing by Jay Cutler, whose numbers are quite deceiving at halftime, in the second half could go a long way towards making Chicago fans feel less worried about their team this year. And likely towards keeping Lovie Smith and Martz' pants a little cooler.

Update (2:49): Shaun Hill entered the game for Stafford and the Lions' starter's return is officially listed as "questionable" -- he kicked the bench in frustration when being told that he wouldn't return.

Update (3:00): The NFL tweets that Stafford is OUT for the game and will not return, leaving the Lions hopes in Hill's hands.

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mrsteviey19
Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: September 12, 2010 5:50 pm
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Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2010 4:32 pm
 

Stafford injured as Lions struggle into halftime

To add insult to injury, the review official screwed the Lions out of the likely game winning TD, too. This is why I prefer college football, the NFL is fixed.



Since: Mar 25, 2010
Posted on: September 12, 2010 4:32 pm
 

Stafford injured as Lions struggle into halftime

As a Bear fan,  i must say that the Lions have too be upset by such a ridiculous ruling. Detroit deserved the win.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2010 4:28 pm
 

Stafford injured as Lions struggle into halftime

A Colts fan telling someone not to whine? bahahahaha



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2010 4:26 pm
 

Stafford injured as Lions struggle into halftime

Hey swarm n need for your comment
either keep it to yourself or quit writing on this blog


Swarm
Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2010 4:17 pm
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Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: September 12, 2010 3:09 pm
 

Stafford injured as Lions struggle into halftime

I thought the Lions had an excellent chance to beat the Bears today.  Now I'm not so sure...


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