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Matthew Stafford injured in Lions loss to Ravens

Matthew Stafford injured in Lions loss to Ravens

Ravens pass rusher Terrell Suggs stepped on Stafford's hand late in the second half, during an interception. The Lions may not report on Stafford's health until the release of the first Week 14 injury report Wednesday, but it remains to be seen if his streak of 108 consecutive starts is in peril.

Stafford left the game and went back to the locker room for X-Rays. Apparently, there are no broken bones in his right hand as it's just severely bruised.

Stafford completed 24 of 29 passes for 292 yards a touchdown and the interception in the loss.

Stafford completed a team-record 20 straight passes at one point, but also committed two turnovers and bobbled another snap that knocked the Lions out of field-goal range.

After losing to the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving Day, the Lions (6-5) now trail the Vikings by three games in the NFC North with just five games remaining on the schedule.

Joe Flacco wasn't ideal, especially early, but he had perhaps his best game of the season, completing 23 of 36 passes for a season-high 269 yards and two touchdowns.

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Later in the third quarter, Stafford led another scoring drive, which ended with Tion Green's 6-yard touchdown run.

Thanks to the failed demolition of the Silverdome, this only ranks as the second-worst implosion for Detroit on Sunday.

Matthew Stafford was forced from Sunday's game against the Ravens with an injury to his throwing hand. Later, Weddle picked off backup quarterback Jake Rudock and returned it for a touchdown, the Ravens' fourth defensive touchdown this season. Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws the ball in the first quarter against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Baltimore, Md.

But the Ravens answered and outscored the Lions 24-7 the rest of the way.

The Ravens quickly ruled out Smith for the game.