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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:46

Stafford maturing, staying healthy for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Matthew Stafford's latest highlight had more to do with his wits than his arm. With Detroit trailing by six and seconds ticking away, Stafford could have simply spiked the ball to stop the clock. Instead he surprised the Dallas defense and even some of his own teammates by lunging forward and reaching the ball toward the goal line - and his 1-yard touchdown with 12 seconds left gave the Lions a win over the Cowboys. If Stafford's risky move hadn't worked, the Lions might have run out of time, but their franchise quarterback is proving he can be trusted to make the right decisions with the game on the line.