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Detroit Lions roster review: Quarterback

A look back at how the Detroit Lions' quarterbacks performed in 2013.

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As part of our season wrap-up series, we are going to examine how each player on the roster performed in 2013. First, let's take a look at the Detroit Lions' quarterbacks.

Matthew Stafford - 16 games (16 starts) | 371-634 (58.5%), 4,650 yards, 29 TD, 19 INT | 37 carries, 69 yards, 2 TD | 4 lost fumbles

Halfway through the season, Stafford was on pace to complete 62.4% of his passes and throw for 5,234 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He barely came up short in the touchdowns department, but the rest of his numbers weren't pretty in the second half of the season. His completion percentage dropped, and he threw way too many interceptions. His inconsistent play was a big reason why the Lions struggled so much in the second half of the season. He's got to become a more consistent quarterback in the future, and he needs to take better care of the ball.

Shaun Hill - 1 game (0 starts) | 2 carries, -2 yards

The only time we saw Hill in a game all season was on Thanksgiving. It was such a blowout that Hill had the opportunity to come in and run out the clock at the very end of the Lions' victory over the Green Bay Packers. Since Stafford didn't suffer any injuries that forced him to miss time, there was no need for Hill to get any playing time beyond his brief cameo on Thanksgiving.

Kellen Moore - 0 games (0 starts)

With Stafford and Hill both staying healthy all season, there once again was no opportunity for Moore to dress for a game. That's a good thing, of course, and it's a perfect example of how fortunate the Lions have been with quarterback injuries the last few years, especially compared to their NFC North rivals.

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