Stafford status uncertain
ALLEN PARK Lions coach Jim Schwartz said its too early to determine if quarterback Matthew Stafford will be able to start on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field. Stafford sat out Sundays loss because of a painful separated shoulder that had been aggravated the previous week.
(His status is) probably unchanged right now, but well see as we get through this week. If hes the same as he was last week then he wont play again. If he improves that door is open. Its probably too early to really definitively say anything there, Schwartz said.
The coach said that Daunte Culpepper would not lose his backup role because of his play in Sundays 48-3 loss at Baltimore. He said Drew Stanton will have a chance to compete at practice this week for the starting role just like he does every week. But it certainly sounds like if Stafford cant go then Culpepper will get his fourth start of the season.