Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
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Matthew Stafford won't start against Bears, ending his streak of consecutive starts

Matthew Stafford won't start against Bears, ending his streak of consecutive starts

Nose guard Eddie Goldman, who played only 11 snaps in last week's loss in Philadelphia after suffering a thigh injury, was listed as questionable vs. the Lions but went from a non-participant in Wednesday's practice to full go Friday.

The reasons, according to ESPN, were fractures of bones in Stafford's back, an injury that reportedly dates back to previous year.

Stafford was limited in practice all week with the ailments. Jeff Driskel will start in Stafford's place, and this injury certainly downgrades everyone on the Lions offense against a tough matchup.

Stafford's starting streak was the second-longest active streak - Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has started 218 straight - and the sixth-longest of all-time by a quarterback, dating back to January 2, 2011. Driskel does have starting experience, having logged nine games under center with the Bengals last season during which he generated a 6:2 TD:INT and threw for 1,003 yards overall.


Shortly after Stafford's status was announced for the Bears Week 10 game, Stafford Kelly's wife wrote in an Instagram post, "I am happy that your body recovers a bit". It'll Increase to 219 next week when the Chargers play the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

November 6: Stafford tells reporters he's "fine" and will be "good to go" against the Bears despite pain in his back. "I'm not really anxious about that". ESPN reports the injury could keep Stafford on the sideline anywhere between one and three weeks.

November 6th: Stafford tells reporters that he is "good, quot; and that he will be "good, quot; against the Bears despite the pain in his back".

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