Justin Rogers' Lions grades: Matthew Stafford, D-line steal the show in stunner

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

Atlanta — Justin Rogers grades the Detroit Lions' performance in their 23-22 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.


The last time Matthew Stafford played a game in the state of Georgia, he was still in college. And while he didn't come close to matching the five touchdowns he threw that contest, he was still excellent in this victory. Yes, he threw for 340 yards, but it was his command in the closing moments of both halves that make this a performance to remember for the longtime Lions signal-caller. The game-winning throw to T.J. Hockenson, under duress, was the icing on the cake. Grade: A

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