Lions-Vikings: Matthew Stafford Gets a Second Shot at Minnesota

Posted: 12th November 2009 by Ross Maghielse in NFL
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For the first time in his NFL career, Matthew Stafford will get to play against an opponent for the second time. The Detroit Lions travel to Minnesota this Sunday for their second game against the Vikings this season. Stafford, like most rookie quarterbacks who see the field right away, has been through some growing pains this season. The difference between college and NFL defenses is astounding. But Sunday, Stafford will have the advantage of playing against a defense he has already seen once. In the first meeting between the two teams, Stafford looked good, particularly in the first half. He completed a touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson, and the Lions grabbed a 10-0 lead at halftime. Yet Detroit lost that game 27-13. The Lions are coming off their worst loss of the season, a 32-20 letdown ...

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