Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford proves he's 'the no-look king' with incredible TD pass
The Detroit Lions quarterback lost more than three-quarters of the game in the Tennessee loss on Sunday.
With a rib injury, a broken thumb on his throwing hand, and 12 years of QB for the Lions, Stafford had reason enough not to leave for a team that theoretically had no chance in the playoffs (and with The Loss on Sunday that officially eliminated them) .
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Still, Stafford dropped a couple of jaws near the goal line that game.
Dan Orlovsky, the ESPN analyst and Stafford's ex-teammate in Detroit, highlighted how good the 2-yard touchdown pass was for Marvin Jones in the second quarter.
Orlovsky, who turns out to be the best game breakdown analyst in the business, dissected the game where Stafford threw a no-look pass that was hissed by several Titans defenders and led Jones to the back of the end zone.
"It's remarkable," Orlovsky said in his glitch posted on Twitter on Tuesday. "People have said that (Chiefs QB) Patrick Mahomes started the no-look. I love Mahomes, but this guy (Stafford) has been doing it since 2009."
"Gosh, this guy is so good. The king with no looks."
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This reflects what one of Stafford's contemporaries, Packer's QB Aaron Rodgers, went out of his way to praise the Lions quarterback during the podcast of former Colts kicker Pat McAfee last month.
"A guy who probably doesn't get anywhere near the honor of doing this (expletive) all the time wears the number 9 and plays in Detroit. This guy, what he does with the ball is impressive. It's really very, very impressive, ”said Rodgers.
“This guy throws crazy no-lookers all the time. And he can throw from any angle of his arm. I don't think he'll get it. Maybe it's Detroit. "
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Others took note of Stafford's incredible game, including teammate Jamal Agnew:
Charlotte Hornet's striker and Flint native Miles Bridges:
And the guys from Pro Football Focus:
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This article originally appeared in the Detroit Free Press: Matthew Stafford of Detroit Lions: The King Without a Look at the TD Pass
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