BREAKING: Lions QB Matthew Stafford leaves game with hand injury vs. Ravens


As if getting slaughtered on the road against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the Detroit Lions add injury to insult. Quarterback Matthew Stafford departed the game with a hand injury suffered in the fourth quarter.

After heading to the locker room with ice on his hand, Stafford was eventually ruled out for the remainder of the game. The Ravens went on to defeat the Lions, 44-20.

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The play where the injury for Stafford came late in the fourth quarter. The Lions were trailing the Ravens 30-20 at the time. Having completed his previous 20 pass attempts in the game, Stafford was then picked off and taken down on the play. Replay showed that he had his hand stepped on by Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.

The picture below shows a pretty cut and bruised up throwing hand for Stafford.

Stafford up until the point was doing his part to keep Detroit in the game against Baltimore. He finished 24/29, including the previously mentioned 20 straight completed passes, for 292 yards and a touchdown to go with that interception in the fourth quarter.

Lions backup quarterback Jake Rudock entered the game for Detroit’s final two offensive series of the game. It was Rudock’s first official NFL action. He threw an interception that was returned for a Baltimore touchdown. Rudock finished with three completions on five attempts for 24 yards.

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The blowout loss on the road for the Lions was the second straight defeat after winning three in a row entering Thanksgiving. They current sit at .500 overall with a record of 6-6. It was just the second loss in six road games this season.

Elsewhere in the NFC North, the division-leading Minnesota Vikings downed the Atlanta Falcons on the road, improving to 10-2 on the year. The Green Bay Packers took care of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home. They now share the second record as the Lions, though Detroit currently holds the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Stay tuned to DSN for any injury updates surrounding Matthew Stafford.


  1. Quinn better start with help on the Oline it is terrible ! Then go get some defence at line backer they except for a couple reek terrible !

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