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07:59 AM ET 11.08 | Matthew Stafford scrambled, hit an open lane and ran until a linebacker tripped him from behind, and Stafford went to the ground. No big deal. Get up. Get ready for the next play. But there's nothing routine when Matthew Stafford hits the turf now. You hold your breath. In the fourth quarter Sunday, Stafford immediately grabbed the same right shoulder injured in the opener in Chicago -- and what should have been the biggest Lions' victory in the past 10 years became just another sadistic chapter in this franchise's unbelievably cruel history. There's no debating it now. The Lions have themselves a $72-million injury magnet.

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November 8, 2010  08:02 AM ET

He hurt the shoulder again. and not playing hockey.

November 8, 2010  08:02 AM ET

wow

November 8, 2010  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He hurt the shoulder again. and not playing hockey.

It happens...

Again...

2nd time as I recall.

November 8, 2010  08:05 AM ET

ROTFLMAO. A bit too much to drink last night FN interns? C'mon man!

November 8, 2010  08:07 AM ET

Stafford really does seem fragile... If he can stay healthy an entire game, the Lions always compete... But when he's hurt, it's over.

November 8, 2010  08:07 AM ET

You know some where there's a hockey thread with a Lion's pic.

November 8, 2010  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Stafford really does seem fragile... If he can stay healthy an entire game, the Lions always compete... But when he's hurt, it's over.

and it doesn't help when a 300 lb lineman tries to kick a PAT.

November 8, 2010  08:10 AM ET

Better topic: "The Lions let the Jets off the hook yesterday?"

November 8, 2010  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Better topic: "The Lions let the Jets off the hook yesterday?"

Seems to happen to the Jets a lot. Oh sorry Naptown. ;)

November 8, 2010  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

and it doesn't help when a 300 lb lineman tries to kick a PAT.

Wes Welker kicked a PAT. It was the highlight of the Patriots game yesterday.

I had to look at the calendar to see if it was still Halloween. The Pats wore Cleveland's uniforms, and the Browns came as New England, right? I mean, Brady was tentative and off for most of the game, while McCoy was hitting receivers in stride. The Pats D played like girls, and gave up in the 4th quarter. When Brady did put the ball between the numbers, the receivers dropped it, or fumbled it away.

Can Brady play hockey? Doug Flutie used to.

November 8, 2010  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Wes Welker kicked a PAT. It was the highlight of the Patriots game yesterday.I had to look at the calendar to see if it was still Halloween. The Pats wore Cleveland's uniforms, and the Browns came as New England, right? I mean, Brady was tentative and off for most of the game, while McCoy was hitting receivers in stride. The Pats D played like girls, and gave up in the 4th quarter. When Brady did put the ball between the numbers, the receivers dropped it, or fumbled it away.Can Brady play hockey? Doug Flutie used to.

According to Rex, they 'won' that game...lol.

November 8, 2010  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Seems to happen to the Jets a lot. Oh sorry Naptown. ;)

According to Rex, they 'won' that game. Not done with coffee yet.

November 8, 2010  08:34 AM ET

Nice job SI. Incompetence seems to be epidemic in this country. Did you not even look at what you were posting. Stuff like that would get you fired in the old days.

November 8, 2010  08:35 AM ET

Wow, if Stafford hurt his shoulder, it's going to take something off his slap shot, eh?

November 8, 2010  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

You know some where there's a hockey thread with a Lion's pic.

I'm waiting for them to replace it with a picture of Jo Stafford.

November 8, 2010  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Nice job SI. Incompetence seems to be epidemic in this country.

Please, stop reminding me of the Patriots game yesterday.

November 8, 2010  08:39 AM ET

Here's the FRAGILITY issue:

"Hanson hurt his right knee when New York's Trevor Pryce stumbled into him on a short field goal attempt. The Jets were penalized on the play...


Kickers are fragile. I suggest every NFL teams should be running into kickers as matter of game planning. Take a penalty and remove the kicker from the game. Then you have receivers and linemen trying to kick PAT's and field goals. Gotta improve your chance of winning... in exchange for penalty of a few yards!

Worked for the JETS.


Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/11/07/suh.kicks.ap/inde x.html#ixzz14hGdAmN3

November 8, 2010  08:46 AM ET

talented injury magnet

November 8, 2010  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#22):

talented injury magnet

What do you expect? The dude has John Elway's teeth.

 
November 8, 2010  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Wes Welker kicked a PAT. It was the highlight of the Patriots game yesterday.I had to look at the calendar to see if it was still Halloween. The Pats wore Cleveland's uniforms, and the Browns came as New England, right? I mean, Brady was tentative and off for most of the game, while McCoy was hitting receivers in stride. The Pats D played like girls, and gave up in the 4th quarter. When Brady did put the ball between the numbers, the receivers dropped it, or fumbled it away.Can Brady play hockey? Doug Flutie used to.

I loved the Browns/Pats game ...best all year

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