To say Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled on Sunday against the Chicago Bears would be an understatement. Stafford went 33-of-63 for 329 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Two of those picks were returned for touchdowns, and in general Stafford seemed off.
During the game, much was made about Stafford wearing gloves for the first time in his career, and the announcers were especially speculating that the glove on his throwing hand was contributing to Stafford's struggles. As it turns out, he was wearing it because he has a fractured finger on his right hand.
It seems like the injury, which is believed to have happened against the Denver Broncos two weeks ago, was the main source of Stafford's struggles, although he apparently wasn't blaming his play on the finger issue.
"It felt fine," Stafford said. "I felt like I made some real good throws with it. I made some tough throws with it."
Apparently Stafford thought the wind was the main cause of his very off day of play in Chicago. Let's hope that's the case, because the last thing the Lions need is a quarterback who can't make simple throws due to a finger injury.