Aug 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the New York Jets at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Fixing The QBs: Can Matthew Stafford overcome a lack of mechanics?
Doug Farrar –

Four quarterbacks have thrown for more than 4,950 yards in a single season in NFL history: Dan Marino, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford. Brees and Stafford are the only two quarterbacks to ever do so in more than one season, and both men did so in both 2011 and 2012. (Brees also did so in 2008.)

Passing yards in a season are hardly the best barometer of quarterback success, but there’s one thing we can say for sure: Stafford is the only guy on that list to be considered a relative disappointment while he was doing it.

Brandon Pettigrew poised for best year yet? Detroit Lions teammate says so
Kyle Meinke –

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew is feeling as good as he has since he turned pro. And his teammates are noticing.

One even made a guarantee.

“I can guarantee you this: He’s going to perform at a higher level than you’ve ever seen him perform in a Detroit Lions uniform,” receiver Nate Burleson said.

Undrafted free agent Darren Keyton lives dream with Lions
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Darren Keyton has had a year to remember.

First, in April, Keyton’s former roommate and Central Michigan teammate Eric Fisher became the NFL’s No. 1 overall pick.

A couple of weeks later, Keyton, a Traverse City native, signed with the Lions, his favorite team growing up.

Tim and Mike: What do the Lions need to improve upon and carry over at Cleveland?
Tim Twentyman and Mike O’Hara –

Tim and Mike discuss what the Lions did well against the Jets, what they need to improve upon at Cleveland, Reggie Bush’s playing time and Havard Rugland’s future in the NFL

Fantasy Football 2013: Five bold predictions for the upcoming season
Zach Gropper – Midwest Sports Fans

3. Reggie Bush: Another league leader
It seems that every year a running back leads the league in yards from scrimmage. And it’s almost always a dual-threat back, like the former No. 2 overall pick, Reggie Bush.

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