Matthew Stafford: “There Are Throws I Wish I Could Have Back”


Matthew Stafford has thrown 10 interceptions in the Lions last five games, causing the Lions to go 1-4, and out of first place. Stafford Acknowledges that his issues have cost the team during that stretch.

The Lions franchise quarterback told the teams official website that there are some throws that he wishes he could have back.

“There are definitely throws that I wish I had back,” Stafford said Friday. “I feel like I’ve made some good plays, but bottom line is winning and losing games. They make a field goal at the end of the game to win it. We have a chance to come back. We don’t get it done with 30-something seconds left. That’s a tough pill to swallow.”

Stafford hasn’t let the criticism that’s gotten louder and louder regarding his recent play get to him, however.

“I don’t want to hurt y’alls feelings, but I don’t really listen to it or read it honestly or hear about it,” he said. “It’s actually been pretty stress free for me.

“Obviously, I want to play good. Not for you guys, but for my teammates and for the coaches in the locker room. They put a ton of hard work in. We are all doing everything we can to play as good as we possibly can. I’m not different.”

Stafford had completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 3,163 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions with a passer rating of 94.7.


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