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Notes: Patricia praises Stafford’s poise, situational awareness under extreme pressure

While crediting the entire offense for that game-winning drive, Matt Patricia says it was Matthew Stafford’s confidence that truly brought home a win.

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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia couldn’t hold back a smile Monday when answering a question about his quarterback’s poise in extreme pressure.

“You see the leadership of Matthew Stafford in all those situations. He’s so situationally aware all the time of what’s going on on the field. It’s pretty awesome,” Patricia said.

Stafford exuded veteran confidence and tenacity as he led his offense in a 75-yard game-winning drive with 64 seconds on the clock to beat the Atlanta Falcons, 23-22. Patricia had nothing but good things to say.

“It’s pretty cool to watch that and to see his ability to really see the entire field of everything that’s happening during those final seconds. It’s pretty neat,” he said.

Patricia said football in general can be organized chaos and that you can tell Stafford has the calm, collected leadership abilities to get the team through it.

“Matthew Stafford’s been there a lot of times and really just really phenomenal in those situations, it was just great,” he said.

You can watch Patricia’s media session in its entirety below:

And onto the rest of your notes.

  • There are lotsa videos on the Lions’ YouTube page right now. Here’s a recap of the other wild endings between the Lions and Falcons in 2014, 2017, and this year.

  • Woooop!

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