The Madden sim record sits at 4-3, and while that jives with the Lions’ actual record heading into Week 8, it’s only been correct about two of the outcomes-wins against the Colts and the Eagles. He’s 10-6 since Week 8 of last season, the same time Jim Bob Cooter took control of the offense. Despite the Lions’ pass-heavy offense, Stafford has thrown just four interceptions. The spread also suggests that the Texans are the favorites to win the contest. They have won three straight games, but they have all come at home. The team owns a 10-5 record over that span.
All four of Detroit’s wins have come when Stafford has led a game-winning drive in the final five minutes, usually after the defense has let the opposition come from behind.
The Detroit Lions have needed every bit of Stafford and his ability to collect their 4-3 record – thanks to an abysmal defense that can’t even manage to stop Case Keenum and the LA Rams.
Matthew Stafford is completing 68.1 percent of his passes, which is fourth in the NFL.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, team executives around the National Football League believe that even if the Lions fire head coach Jim Caldwell, Cooter will be retained.
“I’m not in charge of that”, Caldwell said. “(Houston) has not lost a game in their stadium.
Before Sunday’s games, Stafford was far down the list of MVP candidates, according to the online gambling site Bovada _ tied for 19th with 100-to-1 odds. Texans lead series, 2-1. Stafford, on talk of his being a possible MVP: “It’s not on my mind”. Jones is now on pace for 75 receptions with 1,424 yards and nine touchdowns.
Bradford and Wilson are the quarterbacks of division leaders, but both the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks are where they are due to their defense. Offense: Brock Osweiler. I have no real basis for this prediction, I just assume since everybody things he’s radioactive burning garbage that he’ll turn in a 300 yard, 3 touchdown performance to make us think he might be worth something again.
Derek Carr, Le’Veon Bell (Michigan State) and Antonio Brown (Central Michigan) were ahead of Stafford in Bovada’s odds and atop their divisions, but none of that group is likely to run away with the award. Whether it’s from defensive tackles Khyri Thornton, Stefan Charles and A’Shawn Robinson or through run blitzing, the Lions must win their matchups up front.
As for Clowney, injuries have prevented him from playing to his potential prior to this season, but he’s healthy and starting to look like the disruptive force the Texans expected when they took him No. 1 overall in 2014. “I just go play for the guys in that locker room”.