Sunday, November 15, 2009

Poised under pressure

Another tough game for Matthew, but unlike last week, he played very well against the Vikings. The problem was the protection, or lack there of, that he received from his offensive line. The defensive pressure that he faced this week was relentless. Matthew was either hit, hurried or sacked on about 70% or more of his pass attempts. Those were 51 pass attempts by the way. I think that's the most I ever seen Matthew attempt in one game, and I've been watching his games since he was in high school.

Matthew's stats for the game were 29 of 51 for 224 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. The Lions lost 27-10.

Access Vikings
- Pounding fails to make Stafford go away - Lions QB Matthew Stafford gets back up -- again and again - Stafford can only hang on - Stafford gets roughed up, but he's a big boy - Fight of rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford one thing the Lions have going for them - Matthew Stafford is no pussy(cat)
ESPN - On Stafford and Delmas
ESPN - Rapid Reaction: Vikings 27, Lions 10 - Game center - Rapid reports - Postgame Quotes: Detroit Lions
ESPN - Game recap - Game Notes: Lions at Vikings - Lions' line play on offense, defense to blame for team's 1-8 record - Lions overwhelmed by Vikings in 27-10 loss - 'Maul' Of America: Vikings Defense Overpowers Stafford, Lions
Open Sports - Gameday aftermath: Week 10 - Top offensive rookies - Lions' midterm grades

There're some photos from the game over at Detroit Free Press, Detroit News,,, and USPresswire. has posted some audio of Matthew's locker room interview. They've also posted a video of his game highlights.

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