NFL 2016: Lions leaning on Stafford more than ever (The Associated Press)

The Detroit Lions will lean on Matthew Stafford a lot this season, maybe more than ever. ”I’ve just been through a lot,” acknowledged Stafford, entering his eighth season. Detroit depended on Stafford’s right arm quite a bit in the past, too, but he always had a relatively large margin of error when he threw short, long or over to middle to Calvin Johnson.