Lions fans know Matthew Stafford had a pretty darn good day on Sunday. He fell just short of a second consecutive 300-yard passing day and tossed four touchdown passes. The performance was impressive enough to earn a nomination for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award.
The official releases describes Stafford’s candidacy thusly:
Detroit’s MATTHEW STAFFORD completed 23 of 39 passes for 294 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Lions’ 48-3 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The 45-point margin of victory is the largest in Detroit team history. Combined with his three Week 1 touchdown passes, Stafford’s four score performance helped him tie a 1962 Lions team record for most touchdown passes in the season’s first two games.