Detroit Lions: First Quarter Grades

Posted: 10th October 2009 by Chris Steward in NFL
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Four games down, 12 games to go.

A quarter of the way through the season and what have we learned?

Hmmm, Matthew Stafford is better than we (read: I) first believed. He has gotten more efficient with each game, with his passer rating increasing with each game. Also, Stafford has managed to cut down on turnovers after the horrific first two games. I honestly believe he will play Sunday against the Steelers. I'm thinking he is feeling confident about his performance thus far and want to keep the roll going.

Unfortunely, we have also learned the running game is seriously inconsistent. Stafford has only been sacked 10 times in four games with half of those coming against Chicago. Also, with the running game being efficient every other game, that tells me the line CAN play ...

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