Whether you call him “Captain Clutch” or the “Comeback Kid,” Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has had a knack for leading come-from-behind wins.
Stafford, whom the Lions made the highest-paid player in NFL history earlier this year, has led 29 game-winning drives, 26 in the fourth quarter.
“He certainly has a good sense of what can be accomplished with the amount of time he has,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Wednesday. “He doesn’t get nervous in those situations. He’s calm as can be.
Harrison Butker got his chance after Alex Smith drove the Chiefs down the field. (Getty Images)
The record this early may not mean a lot as the Chiefs themselves have learned over the years. The stats probably don’t, either, although that is Smith with an NFL-best 132.7 passer rating.
But after the first weekend of October, the Chiefs are the NFL’s most complete team, and Smith is playing as well as any quarterback out there.
He and the team are in position to stay there for the next several weeks. They’re the team everyone else is chasing and Alex Smith, improbably, is the quarterback everyone else Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal in the division, and nearly every other in the league, is looking up to.
Interestingly, although FPI believes the Vikings are more than a point better than Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys the Lions, Minnesota’s chances of reaching the postseason (48 percent) and winning the NFC North (22 percent) are worse than those of Detroit (and Green Bay), thanks in large part to the fact that Minnesota is simply a game behind those two division rivals.