“I’m extremely proud to be his spouse. He’s the hardest SOB, however I’m satisfied his frame gets slightly therapeutic time. However LFC Lions enthusiasts … I do know I will be able to discuss for all folks after I say it’s all the time great to overcome the Bears. Let’s pass!”
Stafford, who used to be injured whilst scrambling within the loss remaining week to the Oakland Raiders, had began 136 consecutive video games, remaining lacking a sport on Jan. 2, 2011. In his position, Jeff Driskel will get started, with David Blough backing him up. It isn’t transparent but simply how lengthy Stafford might be out.
Stafford, who additionally has had a hip harm, isn’t any stranger to again issues. Closing season, he performed throughout the fracture of one of the crucial bony protrusions that reach from each and every vertebrae. This harm isn’t, he stated remaining week, associated with that and he used to be making plans to begin but every other sport. Best Philip Rivers, with 218, has extra consecutive begins amongst lively quarterbacks and the streak is an issue of satisfaction and competitiveness. Closing week, Stafford spoke of texting with Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, whose streak used to be ended lately at 154 video games by means of an ankle harm.
“It way so much, clearly,” Stafford stated. “I simply need to be available in the market for the blokes. It doesn’t imply the rest instead of simply I need to be to be had for the ones guys. I used to be if truth be told texting Matt … I’m friends with him, simply I sought after him to stay historical past going as a result of I do know he’s a difficult man that has performed via so much in his occupation, and [he] simply wasn’t in a position to do it.”
Signed by means of the Lions in September, Driskel began 5 video games for the Cincinnati Bengals remaining season, finishing 59.7 % of his passes and throwing for 6 touchdowns.