GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on January 1, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Part two of the final Detroit Lions game ball of the regular season features Matthew Stafford. Like Calvin Johnson, Stafford has been on a roll as of late, and he put up some monster numbers on Sunday in Green Bay. This is why, for the third week in a row, Stafford is a recipient of a Lions game ball.
On Sunday in Green Bay, Stafford went 36-of-59 and threw for 520 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He had a quarterback rating of 103.8 and made several amazing throws during the game. I think he silenced all the questions about if he can play in the cold weather, because it didn't seem to bother him at all.
For the season, Stafford finished with 5,038 passing yards, 41 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. The passing yards total was good enough for fifth all-time in the NFL, behind Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Dan Marino and Brees again.
To say the least, Stafford showed how good he can be this season. When you consider that this was his first full season in the NFL, the future looks very promising for not only Stafford, but the Lions as well.