Sep 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws from the pocket against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Lions 44-41 in overtime. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Behind Enemy Lines- Stafford to Undergo MRI


Matthew Stafford aggravated a leg injury he suffered this past week during a Tennessee Titan defensive score late in the game on Sunday. Stafford will undergo a MRI tomorrow to see what the severity of the injury is to the leg/hamstring. When Stafford left the game he was 33-42 for 278 yards, but he wasn’t around for the dramatic and strange ending to the Detroit Lions 44-41 loss in overtime.

Shaun Hill took over at quarterback and calmly went 10-13 for 172 and a hail mary to tie it on the final play of regulation.  Why in the world the Lions went for it on 4th and 1 on the 7 yard line in overtime instead of kicking the tying field goal is anyone’s guess, but it seems that the entire team has a different excuse for the failed attempt.  It’s unclear how long Stafford could possibly be out for with the injury, but the Lions are noticeably a better team with Stafford in the lineup as witnessed to last seasons 10-6 record when Stafford didn’t miss a game in his first complete healthy season.

The Lions are now 1-2 and at the bottom of the NFC north.  Even though Hill is a capable backup everyone in Detroit will be holding their collective breaths until the results of the MRI are released!

It was BEARly worth mentioning, but they are our rivals!

DA BEARS

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