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Matthew Stafford is the fastest QB in National Football League history to 3000 completions

The Lions will miss the playoffs despite finishing the season 9-7, but saw a promising finish from their signal-caller and a cast of youngsters, mainly in rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Stafford then connected with Marvin Jones Jr. on a 3-yard TD pass to increase the bulge to 17-3 with 2:20 left until halftime.

During his press conference after the game, Caldwell refused to give any information whatsoever as to whether or not he will still be the Lions head coach come Monday.

Matthew Stafford threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns with a passer rating of 140.4. According to various sources, Detroit is expected to fire Caldwell soon. But his inability to actually win in the postseason appears to be his undoing.

Lions: Stafford, with a lot of tape covering his right cleat, stayed in the game after hurting his right ankle on his second touchdown when DT Tom Johnson fell on him.

Earlier in the game, Stafford and Tate linked up in more traditional fashion for a 71-yard touchdown. Jamaal Williams gained 82 yards rushing and caught three passes for 31 yards. Lined up in the slot, Golladay caught a pass over the middle and outraced the defense on the 54-yard play. It's clear that Detroit is going to need to make some major upgrades at the running back position this offseason.

With little on the line, the Lions got creative in their final game of the season. Also posting a pick was Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay, who recorded his eighth interception of the season, tops in the NFL.

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