The Morning Prowl

Matthew Stafford still looks like the kid that he is. But the 22-year-old quarterback of the Detroit Lions is older and wiser than he was a year ago.

The two quarterbacks have almost nothing in common. One is from Texas, the other from California. One played a lot of college football, the other did not.

The Buffalo Bills are driving down the road that the 2008 Detroit Lions not only travelled, but paved for others to follow.

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Detroit specializes in pressure defense as one of the top-10 teams in the league in tackles for loss. But the one thing that doesn’t translate to is the run game. With the third-best run game in the NFL coming to town, Detroit needs to plug the sieve up front that’s ranked 27th in the league in run defense.

Tags: Detroit Lions Mark Sanchez Matthew Stafford New York Jets Rex Ryan