Sunday, November 22, 2009

Record-breaking game for Stafford

It was a record-breaking game for Matthew, and a great win for the Lions, who won 38-37. Matthew threw the game-winning TD with zero seconds left on the clock even after injuring his left shoulder during the previous play. He was 26-of-43 for 422 yards with five touchdowns, two interceptions and a passer efficiency rating of 112.7.

The 422 yards was a franchise record for the most passing yards in a win, and Matthew became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to toss five touchdown passes in a single game. It's also only the second time that a Lions quarterback threw for 400-plus yards in a win, and it was only the second time in history that a rookie quarterback threw for five TDs in one game. Scott Mitchell threw for over 400 yards in a Lions win back in 1995, and Ray Buivid of Chicago threw five TDs in one game in 1937.

Initial X-rays on Matthew's shoulder were negative. According to head coach Jim Schwartz more tests will be done. - Stafford's Teammates Not Surprised by His Toughness - to Re-Air Lions Comeback Win over Browns for free - Lions beat Browns on game-winning touchdown pass by Matthew Stafford to Brandon Pettigrew - Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford has 'it' and talented supporing cast, too - Matthew Stafford's ascension to legendary status begins with comeback win for Lions - X rays negative on Lions QB Stafford's left shoulder - Stafford set for MRI - There’s no doubt now: Stafford is strong enough to lead - Gritty Lions beat Browns on final play - Stafford's heroics with no time left leads Lions
The Sports Network - Stafford's day a sign of things to come? - Browns Insider: Eric Wright says defense pretty burned by Stafford's big day
ESPN - Wrap-up: Lions 38, Browns 37 - Matt Stafford Wins The Team - Injured shoulder wasn't about to deny Lions' Matthew Stafford a shot at comeback
RoarReport -He Has Arrived! Stafford Wills Lions To Win
ESPN - Stafford's TD at :00 wins game after Browns called for interference on Hail Mary
Associated Press - NFL: Lions beat Browns 38-37 in Bad Bowl thriller - Stafford...And All That Jazz

ESPN, USPresswire, Getty,,, (1st halft, 2nd half)

Audio - Postgame Audio: Matthew Stafford 11-22-09 - Lions' Calvin Johnson on Matthew Stafford, Brandon Pettigrew - Lions' Jeff Backus on Matthew Stafford - Week 11: Matthew Stafford highlights - Lions' roaring comeback - All videos - The NFL Today Post Game Show
CBSSports - Browns vs. Lions Recap - Deion Sanders counts down the top 10 performances from a wild Week 11

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