Matthew Stafford almost missed Sunday’s match due to the COVID-19 protocol. The Detroit Lions quartet did just that but were forced to leave the league early.
Stafford went to the dressing room in the fourth half against Minnesota Vikings and was judged as a concussion. He never returned after the 34-20 defeat by the Lions and was later removed from the protocol.
Chase Daniel replaced Stafford in the center position and finished the procedure.
Detroit had lost October 27 by the time Stafford departed with 12:26 minutes to go into the fourth quarter. QB is 23 out of 32 for 211 yards, one TD and two picks.
Stafford’s early departure marks the end of veteran QB veteran one week. Caller signaling of Lions was absent for five days this week after being in close contact with someone who was not in the group with a positive COVID-19 test result. Stafford was unable to practice, but watched it live via Zoom. QB was activated from the bench / COVID-19 on Saturday and was officially removed to play against Minnesota on Sunday morning after his latest test turned negative.
The Lions fell to 3-5 with the loss and will host Washington next Sunday. It looks like Stafford will be the centerpiece for that.