Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Drew Stanton, it’s, once again, your turn to try to run the Lions offense.
Shuffling between Matthew Stafford, Shaun Hill and Stanton because of various injuries this season, Detroit learned Hill broke the index finger of his throwing hand during Sunday’s game, which could mean a trip to Injured Reserve.
The Detroit Free Press writes Stanton – called into duty in Week 6 to replace Hill and completed 19 of 34 passes for 222 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Detroit’s 28-20 loss to the Giants – is expected to get the start this Sunday vs. the Bears. It’s only the second career start for Stanton.
Hill broke his finger in the first half of last week’s loss to the Patriots, but he somehow managed to play in the second half anyway. The Free Press’ source said Hill won’t require surgery, but Detroit could decide to place Hill on IR, anyway. It’s also unclear when Stafford will return from his second separated shoulder of the year.
So, for now, it’s Stanton’s team, which probably means the Lions have reentered the race for next year’s No. 1 Draft pick. The Panthers – and Jimmy Clausen – can commence looking over their shoulder.
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