Stafford is active for the game after dealing with a bruised hand he suffered in last week's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell was non-committal all week about Stafford, who was listed as questionable heading into the game. Stafford felt weakness as he practiced this week with two fingers taped. The Lions' backup is second-year player Jake Rudock, who made his NFL debut last Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Their franchise QB exited late in the loss to the Ravens after injuring his throwing hand. Stafford had just completed a team-record 20 consecutive passes in the second half while trying to will Detroit to an improbable comeback.
Running back Ameer Abdullah (neck) was listed as questionable but will not play Sunday. His absence has more to do with performance than health, as Detroit is looking at other options to improve its run game.
Here are the other injuries we're tracking heading into Sunday's games:
- Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (concussion) is considered unlikely to play, but his status might hinge on how he feels Sunday morning, Rapoport reported. He is listed as questionable.
- New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa (illness) is active after being listed as questionable on Friday. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) and wide receiver Sterling Shepard (hamstring) are both active and will play.