22 Nov 2019, 23:48 IST

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Jeff Driskel will begin once more for the Detroit Lions in Week 12.

Matthew Stafford will miss a 3rd straight sport for the Detroit Lions after head coach Matt Patricia confirmed the quarterback is not going to play in opposition to the Washington Redskins.

Quarterback Stafford beforehand missed the defeats to the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys with a again damage, leaving the Lions with a 3-6-1 file.

The first general decide within the 2009 draft had began the earlier 136 video games previous to this absence, with Jeff Driskel changing him as starter.

“He [Stafford] will not be on the sphere,” Patricia confirmed to the media forward of the Week 12 journey to Washington, earlier than praising the 31-year-old for persevering with to display his management qualities regardless of being out of motion.

“What Matthew has performed is phenomenal. We’ve got numerous gamers which might be perhaps not on the market for the week who assist the gamers prepare,” he added.

“He is performed an amazing job at apply of being on the sidelines and going by the keys, going by the tendencies and going sport plan with Jeff.

“He brings numerous worth to our staff by simply being there, simply along with his normal presence. What he does as a frontrunner for us is admittedly essential.”

Stafford made clear on Thursday that he nonetheless hopes to return to motion this season, despite the fact that Detroit’s latest droop has pushed them out of the playoff image.

“I like taking part in soccer,” he instructed the media.

“I admire all of the onerous work that each one the blokes on this locker room and on this organisation put into going on the market and making an attempt to win video games on Sunday and I like being part of that.”

Driskel has thrown for 478 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in back-to-back defeats for the Lions.

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