ALLEN PARK, Michigan – Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford surprisingly appeared in a report of a hamstring injury Friday and questioned Sunday's game against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs.
The 31-year-old Stafford was not listed in the injury report before Friday and has not been fired from Week 1 against Arizona. He was spotted in the dressing room after training, but did not appear to be restricted in any movement.
Stafford has completed 67 of 107 passes for 831 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions so far this season. He started 131 consecutive games for Detroit, dating back to the start of season 2011. He has played through injuries before, including a back injury in 201
Throughout, he has not has missed the start.
Stafford's starting line is the third – the longest active streak among defenders, behind Philip Rivers and Matt Ryan. Two weeks ago, when playing Rivers, Stafford explained that he could start as many games in a row as he and Rivers could.
"I think there are a lot of things that go into it," Stafford said. "Some of him luckily can play through some of the things you have. Sometimes you have things that the quarterback can't play. Other times you can.
" It's not like he has had as many starts and feels great every time he goes out there. But he was able to fight through these things and play. "
If Stafford continues his streak and plays for Detroit (2-0-1) on Sunday against the Chiefs (3-0), it looks like he'll fight through another injury. Stafford is No. 21 on the NFL roster for career passing yards (39,357) and No. 25 touchdowns (243).
Stafford is one of four players questioned by the Lions, joining fullback Darius Sly (knee), wide receiver Danny Amendola (chest) and safety liner Sean Hand (elbow).
Protective quarterback Mike Daniels was ruled out after injuring his leg last weekend against Philadelphia. practically all week until Amendola missed workouts on Wednesday and Thursday before working limited on Friday.
The hand still did not play this season after injuring his elbow in the pre-season but training Friday without left hand clamp – a possible sign of progress.