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Lions notes: Matthew Stafford ranked as the No. 2 QB by Sports Illustrated

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For the rest of the season, Andy Benoit thinks Matthew Stafford is only bested by one quarterback.

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  • Matthew Stafford has not played his best football this year. Not by a long shot. But Andy Benoit over at Sports Illustrated still believes in the guy. Benoit ranked all NFL quarterbacks for the rest of the 2017 season. As he puts it, this is a list based on the question: “If you had to choose a QB to play with for the rest of the 2017 season-only, who would you want?” That means, for example, Aaron Rodgers is ineligible.

Benoit put Stafford at No. 2 on his list, only behind Tom Brady.

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