Stafford’s consecutive games streak ends due to fractured back

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is in danger of missing an NFL game. He has not missed a game since the 2010 season when he played in just three games.

Stafford has broken bones in his back, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. With this injury, he will not play in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, as the doctors won’t let him.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers
Matthew Stafford throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers (Getty Images)

He is considered week-to-week. Stafford practiced with the team on Friday, but won’t be able to play.

In a tweet, Schefter said it could be a one week injury or a three week injury.

Stafford has started 136 straight games. Unfortunately, that streak will go away once Sunday’s game starts.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has the active consecutive games streak with 218. It’ll Increase to 219 next week when the Chargers play the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

On the all-time list, Green Bay Packers great Brett Favre started the most games with 297 games. Then, it goes Rivers, New York Giants great Eli Manning (210), and his brother Peyton Manning (208).

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is also on the list with 163 straight starts.

The 31-year-old Tampa, Florida native was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He last played for the Lions in a 31-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

In that game, Stafford went 26 of 41 for 406 yards. He also threw three touchdown passes and one interception.

This season, Stafford has started eight games. He has gone just 3-4-1 in those games.

He has gone 187 of 291 for 2,499 yards. He has thrown 19 touchdown passes and five interceptions.

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