Lions need to consider closing down Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford will miss a third straight game on Sunday, and the Detroit Lions need to consider closing him down.With cracked bones in his back, Matthew Stafford appears to be probably not going to play at any point in the near future. So Friday’s declaration from lead trainer Matt Patricia the Detroit Lions’ quarterback will miss a third straight game Sunday against the Washington Redskins isn’t at all surprising.After Sunday’s down, the Lions will have a brief week before facilitating the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving. So Stafford is everything except sure to miss a fourth straight game, in what was once appearing to be the best period of his profession before his back issue came up.The Lions shouldn’t have an excess of issue beating the Redskins on Sunday. However, they’ve lost five of their last six games, and that assumed success would just put them at 4-6-1 on the season. In a stacked NFC, winning out from here to complete at 9-6-1 probably won’t be sufficient to make the playoffs.Patricia has said Stafford’s status is seven days to-week thing. Stafford himself told correspondents before this week there has been no discussion of closing him down for the season.”It’s extreme for me to stay there without the cushions on and not have the option to affect the game on the field the manner in which I’m accustomed to doing,” Stafford said. “That is driving me to get pull out there, and at whatever point we as a whole regard it’s the perfect time for me to get retreat there, I’ll be out there.”Stafford’s craving to return play this season is honorable, and not out of the ordinary. In any case, the Lions are not surging him back, with for all intents and purposes nothing in question and Jeff Driskel playing genuinely well in his place.The chances Stafford plays again this season as of now feel long, and Sunday’s outcome shouldn’t generally tip those chances one way or the other. It will be simply be more sand through the hourglass of the Lions’ 2019 season, with further lessened returns of having Stafford suit up. Next: 5 groups Philip Rivers could play for in 2020 By this time one week from now the Lions will have four games left, with no superior to a 5-6-1 record. So a choice to close down Stafford may come rapidly as the schedule gets set to flip to December.