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Stafford deserved trip to Pro Bowl over Newton

Matthew Stafford is not going to the Pro Bowl, while Carolina Panthers rookie Cameron Newton will be in Hawaii on Sunday filling in for the Giants’ Eli Manning who dropped out to prepare for the Super Bowl.

It’s a shame for Stafford who was the third Pro Bowl alternate. He deserved better. Many think he should have been in the Pro Bowl over Eli Manning in the first place.

Between Stafford and Newton the numbers aren’t even close.

Matthew Stafford had 5,038 passing yards, (only the fourth quarterback in the history of the NFL to pass 5,000 yards) 41 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, a 97.2 passer rating and a 63.5 completion percentage.

Cam Newton finished with 4,050 passing yards. 21 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, a 84.5 quarterback rating and a completion percentage of 60.

The Pro Bowl voting was done before the Lions (10-6) had made it into the playoffs, but they were on their way and the Panthers who finished 6-10 were not.

Stafford could have joined his teammate Calvin Johnson at the Pro Bowl.

A look at Twitter shows how upset Lions fans are today. Who could blame them?

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