Stafford unlikely for Sunday
ALLEN PARK Matthew Stafford appears to be a long-shot to be the Lions starting quarterback on Sunday in San Francisco.
He is improving, but most likely not, coach Jim Schwartz said late Tuesday afternoon. He said he would address the Stafford situation on Wednesday. Stafford is recovering from a separated left shoulder and has missed two straight starts.
The coach also did not tip his hand to whether Drew Stanton or Daunte Culpepper had the best chance to start if Stafford is out.
(The decision involves) game plans and defense and offense, the way were going to do things, production, where weve been the last few games, Schwartz said.
The decision will most likely be made before Wednesdays practice so the starter will get the most reps with the starting offense.
For more on kicker Jason Hansons woes see Wednesdays Oakland Press.