Matthew Stafford isn’t the only Super Bowl LVI player with Michigan ties
Matt Stafford is the most famous player with Michigan connections in Sunday’s Super Bowl. But there are a handful of players on the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals who have ties to the state – whether its via the Detroit Lions, college football, high school football or being born in Michigan.mlive.com
Matthew Stafford trade: Brad Holmes passes first (and biggest) test as Detroit Lions GM
Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes speaks at the team's practice facility on Jan. 19, 2021, in Allen Park. (Detroit Lions via AP)DETROIT – Brad Holmes took over as the general manager of the Detroit Lions just two weeks ago, but he’s already made the single biggest move that will likely define his tenure with the organization. ORIGINAL BREAKING STORY: Lions trade Matthew Stafford to Rams for 3 draft picks, QB Jared GoffAt first glance, he passed with flying colors. Nobody really knew what a Stafford trade would bring back to the Lions, but two first-round picks always felt like the best-case scenario. If you’ve watched this defense over the last several years, you know it’s going to take as many early-round draft picks as possible to fix.
Detroit Lions reportedly trade Matthew Stafford to Rams for 3 draft picks, QB Jared Goff
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford watches from the sidelines during warmups before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)DETROIT – The Detroit Lions have traded quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for two first-round picks, a third-round pick and quarterback Jared Goff, according to multiple reports. 1 overall draft picks ...#Lions get:QB Jared Goff3rd-round pick in 20211st-round pick in 20221st-round pick in 2023#Rams get:QB Matthew Stafford — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 31, 2021Detroit is dealing QB Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for two future first-round picks, a third-round pick and QB Jared Goff, per sources. 1 overall draft pick and was a solid starting quarterback for several years, but has recently fallen out of favor in Los Angeles. 7 overall pick in this year’s draft, and could use it to select the quarterback of the future.
Minnesota Vikings defeat Detroit Lions at Ford Field
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 23: Quarterback Case Keenum #7 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball against Anthony Zettel #69 of the Detroit Lions and Tahir Whitehead #59 for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Ford Field on November 23, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – The Detroit Lions lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Ford Field in their last game of the season. Highlights: Cousins throws 3 TDs, Vikings end with 37-35 win over LionsBefore the gameThis season will end like so many others for Matthew Stafford: His Detroit Lions have a losing record and won’t be in the postseason. What’s different now is that there are real questions about Stafford’s future with the Lions. “All I’m thinking about is the Vikings and trying to get myself healthy.
Staffords provide holiday help for families impacted by COVID across Michigan
DETROIT – Every year during the holiday season, Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford and his wife Kelly help several families in need of a pick-me-up. The need is even greater this year due to the COVID pandemic, so the Staffords made it a point to choose families impacted by coronavirus. It was a moment the Wilson family will never forget -- the day Matt and Kelly Stafford connected with them on Zoom. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, but Courtney Wilson and her husband, Chad, also had coronavirus, so they weren’t allowed inside. “Something that’s going to follow us forever and ever.”The Staffords chose ten families impacted by COVID, including frontline workers, people who lost loved ones, struggling businesses and more.
Detroit Lions place QB Matthew Stafford on Reserve/COVID-19 list
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions have placed franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford on the NFL’s Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Wednesday. The #Lions have placed QB Matthew Stafford on the Reserve/COVID-19 list pic.twitter.com/rUQS6DDRSB — Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 4, 2020The Reserve/COVID-19 list was created by the league for any player who tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined due to close contact with someone who is infected with the virus. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Stafford is considered a high-risk, close contact case due to exposure to a non team member. Lions' QB Matthew Stafford is considered a "high-risk, close contact" from a non team member, per source. The team is coming off a loss to the Indianapolis Colts and currently sits at 3-4 on the season.
Which of the four major Detroit sports teams is closest to winning a championship?
Since Oct. 19, 2013, the Tigers, Lions, Pistons and Red Wings are a combined 5-25 in playoff games, with the Red Wings accounting for all five wins in first-round losses. So the question everyones been asking for years remains: Which team is closest to bringing a championship to Detroit? The only argument in favor of the Lions being the closest to winning a championship is the year-to-year unpredictability in the NFL. The former Red Wings legend has traded in his sweater for a suit and tie to bring Hockeytown back to glory. After floundering in the latter years of the Ken Holland era, Red Wings fans can feel optimistic about the direction of the franchise.
4 things to watch for -- Monday, November 11th
But Stafford and company come firing back in the second half to win it 28-25 over the Bears in Chicago. Barry Sanders (WDIV)I do struggle to watch these games nowadays because The Bears are my team, but I really like the Lions too. All Morning -- Rhondas Brag BookRhonda spent her Friday morning surprising a deserving local student who is doing amazing things in her community. 6:45 a.m. -- Veterans Day DealsIt's a day to honor our heroes. Answer: Sometimes a Great NotionBe sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.
Lions: Examining Detroit's current playoff resume
Take a look at some of the evidence before you throw up your arms and exclaim, "It's still the Lions!" If the second half of the season started with a loss to the Dolphins, the Lions would have landed on a slippery slope. But now the Lions are 7-2, and with that, the team enjoys the rare luxury of having history on its side. Is Detroit's franchise quarterback actually toying with fans before shrugging off fourth-quarter deficits week after week to lead the Lions to victory. 29639384What can we make of this Lions team?