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Shaun Hill To Start For Lions Instead Of Drew Stanton

Although he was the starting quarterback for the Lions during their two-game winning streak, Drew Stanton will not get a chance to run that streak to three games. Instead Shaun Hill will be the starter for the Lions, the team just announced in the last few minutes.

Both Hill and Stanton are on the injury report and listed as questionable, but they practiced all week, splitting reps with the first team. Hill had one extra day of getting No. 1 reps over Stanton, which suggested that he would start instead of the former Michigan State Spartan. Had Stanton started today, he would be matching up against former Michigan Wolverine Chad Henne, but Hill will have that duty barring another injury.

The Lions' decision to start Hill over Stanton is likely largely based on Stanton's inconsistency. He struggled for most of the Packers game and his performance made it much closer than the score should have been. He did lead the Lions to a touchdown when they needed it most, and last week he played well and was very clutch yet again. Even so, Jim Schwartz and company must think that because Hill is second on the depth chart (or first with Matthew Stafford on IR), he should get the nod over Stanton regardless of what happened the last couple weeks.