There aren’t many young quarterbacks receiving more attention than Matthew Stafford. The one he hopes to face Sunday certainly seems to be.
If Stafford can overcome an injury to take the field, the Detroit Lions surely have a better shot to bounce back from consecutive losses and spoil Tim Tebow’s first home start of the season for the Denver Broncos.
Week 7’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions looked to be a high-scoring, last-team-with-the-ball-wins type of contest. These are two quick-strike, blink-and-they’ve-scored-twice offenses. With Matt Ryan and Roddy White on one side and Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson on the other, the scoreboard operator seemed certain to get a workout.
But when the game started, both offenses looked lost. It was not until Atlanta broke out its no-huddle offense that either team showed any spark.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.