Stafford focused on Lions winning, not Caldwell’s future

Injured throwing hand or not, Matthew Stafford is determined to keep the Detroit Lions in the race for a playoff spot. ''Listen, man, we go play and he goes and coaches,'' Stafford said after Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept the Lions (7-6) in the running. … Our job is to win football games.

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Lions’ Matthew Stafford to face Bucs despite ailing hand

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Stafford had been listed as questionable due to a bruised right hand suffered when linebacker Terrell Suggs inadvertently stepped on Stafford during last Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Second in the NFL with 3,302 passing yards entering Week 14, Stafford was surprised X-rays did not show a break, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, as his hand is swollen and uncomfortable. But after practicing on a limited basis all week with tape on his hand, Stafford is expected to play, and the warm weather in Tampa is expected to help with his injury. The Lions had given extra reps to backup Jake Rudock in

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Early Fantasy Football pickups for Week 15: Get a step closer to title town

Make the right addition to your team in Week 15 and you’ll be one step closer to playing for a Fantasy Football title. With Ameer Abdullah missing back-to-back games (including being a healthy scratch in Week 14), Riddick has come up big for the Lions. Finding the end zone three times over the last two weeks, the Notre Dame product has led Detroit’s backfield, managing double-digit touches in Weeks 13 and 14.

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Stafford’s 4th winning drive leads Lions over Bucs 24-21

Matthew Stafford passed for 381 yards with an injured throwing hand and set up Matt Prater for a 46-yard field goal in the closing seconds Sunday, helping the Detroit Lions remain in playoff contention with a 24-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Stafford made his 109th consecutive start despite being limited in practice after his right hand was stepped on during the previous week at Baltimore. Jameis Winston rallied Tampa Bay, which has lost eight of 10 following a 2-1 start, with a pair of fourth-quarter TD passes.

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Source: Lions’ Matthew Stafford expected to face Bucs despite ailing hand

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Stafford has been listed as questionable due to a bruised right hand suffered when linebacker Terrell Suggs inadvertently stepped on Stafford during last Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Second in the NFL with 3,302 passing yards entering Week 14, Stafford was surprised X-rays did not show a break, the source said, as his hand is swollen and uncomfortable. But after practicing on a limited basis all week with tape on his hand, Stafford is expected to play, and the warm weather in Tampa is expected to help with his injury. The Lions had given extra reps

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Source: Lions’ Matthew Stafford expected to play vs. Bucs despite bruised hand

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Stafford has been listed as questionable due to a bruised right hand. Stafford, who is second in the NFL with 3,302 passing yards, was surprised X-rays did not show a break, the source said, as his hand is swollen and Stafford has said he is uncomfortable. But after practicing on a limited basis all week with tape on his hand, he is expected to play, and the warm weather in Tampa is expected to help with his injury.? Stafford has started 108 games for Detroit, including every game since the start of the 2011 season — the third-longest starting streak among

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