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Lions notes: Matthew Stafford is clutch, Golden Tate is back

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Notes, stats and reactions to the Lions’ 20-17 victory over Washington.

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  • Let’s start with Matthew Stafford, because he’s rightfully at the center of the conversations. First, there’s this little fact about his play at the end of games:

  • First it was Nate Burleson. Then it was Peter Schrager. Now the entire crew of “Good Morning Football” is fawning over Stafford after Sunday’s win:

  • To all the Stafford doubters out there:

  • Next up, reports of Golden Tate’s demise were a bit premature. The Detroit Lions receiver now leads all wide receivers in yards after the catch:

  • A lot of Lions players accomplished something they’ve never done on Sunday:

  • It’s Monday. Time for some slowlights:

  • And here’s a look at the Lions’ locker room after Sunday’s win over Washington: