Lions QB Matthew Stafford to Miss First Game Since 2010

Stafford's streak of 136 games will come to an end Sunday.

97.1 The Ticket
November 10, 2019 - 9:37 am

97.1 The Ticket -- Matthew Stafford's iron man streak of 136 consecutive starts -- the sixth longest suck streak for a quarterback in NFL history -- will come to an end Sunday, according to multiple reports.

Adam Schefter of ESPN says doctors will not let Stafford play through a back injury, which has been ailing him for several weeks, Sunday in Chicago. 

Stafford has been on the team's injury report with the back injury, a well as a hip issue in recent weeks. Schefter reports the Lions veteran has fractured bones in his back and it is not clear how long he will be out.

Jeff Driskel will start for the Lions, becoming the first QB other than Stafford to make a start for Detroit since Shaun Hill filled in for an injured Stafford in Week 17 of the 2010 season.

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