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Rotowire: Aug 25 / 7:03p ET
News: Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi believes Stafford has had a strong camp, Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News reports.
Impact: Stafford's 2011 season, during which he threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns, seems so long ago. Since then, he's teased owners with his first-rate arm and dangerous receivers, but with second-rate production, combining for just 71 touchdowns over the past three seasons. This year Stafford will have a dynamic duo of receivers to throw to in Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate and a talented and diverse stable of backs. If the Lions can get a breakout season from second-year tight end Eric Ebron, the stage will again be set for Stafford. If he fails, it won't be due to lack of opportunity.
Rotowire: Aug 20 / 8:30p ET
News: Stafford completed six-of-eight passes for 78 yards in the Lions' second preseason game Thursday against the Redskins.
Impact: Stafford played the Lions' first two series, leading Detroit to a field goal on their opening drive of the game. The signal-caller also completed passes for first downs to emerging targets Golden Tate and Eric Ebron during his short stint on the field. Overall, it was another productive yet abbreviated preseason appearance for Stafford.
Rotowire: Aug 13 / 6:25p ET
News: Stafford attempted two passes in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jets, completing both for a combined 57 yards, Mlive.com reports.
Impact: Both of the completions (one of which went for a TD) were to wideout Golden Tate, with Stafford quickly being replaced in the game by backup Kellen Moore. If was a brief, but sharp preseason debut for Stafford, who approaches�the regular season with key receiver Calvin Johnson presumably healthy and the Lions hoping to enjoy improved production from second-year tight end Eric Ebron.