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Will He Start? Stafford's Status A Mystery

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (getty)

Matthew Stafford hasn't practiced all week, but that doesn't mean he won't play on Thursday. The same applies to WR Calvin Johnson. More inside, including Thursday's game plan and more ...

The biggest question is whether QB Matthew Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson will play. Neither participated Tuesday in the Lions' only real practice of the week, but neither really needs to practice. Stafford said his shoulder was improving but he probably couldn't play unless the pain improved. Johnson also will be a game-time decision, according to coach Jim Schwartz. Stafford laughed when... Recommended Stories

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