Lions vs. Chiefs: Matthew Stafford, Darius Slay listed as questionable

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.

With the loss suffered by the Green Bay Packers to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night, the Detroit Lions assumed the top spot in the NFC North with a record of 2-0-1. In order to maintain that divisional lead, they’ll need to defeat the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday at Ford Field.

Unfortunately for Detroit, several of their star players are dealing with injuries. And that includes quarterback Matthew Stafford and cornerback Darius Slay. On the Lions’ final injury report that was released Friday afternoon, both Stafford and Slay were officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Chiefs.

Stafford is dealing with a hip issue and surprisingly popped up on the injury report as being limited during Friday’s practice session after not being listed at all on either Wednesday or Thursday. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the veteran passer seemed to be moving just around fine after practice. And the fact Stafford hasn’t missed a start since 2010 should give fans some comfort.

As for Slay, the team’s top defender appeared to injury his hamstring during an interception attempt in the Lions’ victory over the Eagles in Philly last weekend. The two-time Pro Bowler was limited throughout the week due to his hamstring.

Joining Stafford and Slay as questionable for Sunday’s all-important matchup against the Chiefs are wide receiver Danny Amendola (chest) and defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (elbow). Amendola did not practice until Friday and was limited when he did. Hand was limited throughout the week and has yet to make his 2019 debut after a stellar rookie season.

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Finally, Pro Bowl defensive tackle Mike Daniels has already been listed as out for the Detroit Lions upcoming contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. Through his first three games in Detroit, Daniels has only been able to record a total of two tackles.