Matthew Stafford’s Top 5 Game Winning Drives

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Washington Redskins 17 @ Detroit Lions 20


Though the day was sloppy for both teams, the Redskins seemed to have put the game away on a read option that lead to a 19 yard touchdown run by Kirk Cousins. The biggest mistake was leaving a minute left on the clock.

With three time outs and the ball on the 25, Stafford takes just 6 plays to complete his 24th comeback win in 100 starts.

Leading off with a ridiculous side arm throw for 23 yards to Marvin Jones, and a fingertip grab over the middle by Andre Roberts for 20 yards, the Lions found themselves staring 3rd down in the face on the Washington 18 yard line with just 16 seconds remaining. Stafford delivers a strike to the old man Anquan Boldin who muscles his way for a touchdown to put the Lions on top.

The key to this comeback is just how routine it felt. Stafford, who hadn’t been all that impressive until this drive, found a way to flip a switch and deliver points when they needed it the most.