We can quibble over why Stafford has been bad, but there's no quibbling over his performance. It's been bad. That's fact. The highest-paid player in the history of the game has completed just 56.4 percent of his passes over the last month, with three picks and five fumbles, three of which he lost. He had five turnovers in his last outing alone. I don't know which is more surprising -- that he had 12 passes batted in that game, or that having 12 passes batted wasn't a record.
ALLEN PARK -- Matthew Stafford has completed only 56.4 percent of his passes over the last month. He also has three interceptions in those games. And five fumbles, three of which he lost. His passer rating in that span: 79.6. His passer rating for the season: 89.3. That's 16th in the league, just behind Eli Manning and just ahead of Josh McCown. And yet, according to one analyst, Stafford is still the second-best quarterback in the league right now. Only Tom Brady is better.
ALLEN PARK -- Sam Martin practiced for the first time since the summer. And it seemed he was about the only guy practicing. Quarterback Matthew Stafford headlined a long list of players who sat out the Detroit Lions' last practice of the bye week.
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Selecting a term
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