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Lions notes: Analyst calls Matthew Stafford ‘a top-3 QB this year’

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One NFL film analyst believes Stafford has been among the league’s elite this year.

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  • MMQB’s Andy Benoit does a weekly film review of every NFL game on Twitter, and he made a bold proclamation while watching the Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns game:

The stats don’t really back up Benoit’s claim of Stafford being a top three quarterback, but Stafford has been on fire as of late (111.6 passer rating in last three games).

  • There’s a brand new “Talkin’ with T.J.” out, and this week T.J. Lang hosts two of his linemates, Graham Glasgow and Travis Swanson. Glasgow reveals that many believe he looks like a fat Chris Pratt. What do you think?

  • Both the Lions and the Bears have been pretty good at defending third-and-longs this year: