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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford may be day-to-day with a sprained right ankle, but he sounded slightly less optimistic about his chances of playing Sunday against the Denver Broncos than coach Jim Schwartz did Monday.

“I think every competitor plans on playing,” Stafford said in an appearance on the Mitch Albom Show

Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson were emerging as early MVP candidates and the Lions’ first playoff appearance since 1999 seemed certain. The only question was how far they would be able to go once there.

A lot has changed since that game. Over the past two weeks, the Detroit Lions were completely outplayed by San Francisco and Atlanta. Although the scores were close in the end, the game play of Detroit told a different story.

When Ndamukong Suh and the rest of the Detroit Lions show up to Allen Park on Wednesday, the next comment out of their mouths in relation to their war of words with the Atlanta Falcons should be, “We’ve moved on.”

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