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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



October 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

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A nod of appreciation for Lions QB Matthew Stafford

DETROIT -- Seattle had only two sacks Sunday, and the temptation is to blame the Seahawks' lack of pass pressure. But Detroit deserves some credit for that, specifically quarterback Matthew Stafford, who was quick in getting rid of the ball.

"He did throw it pretty quick," Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons said. "I think they went to the same situation where Green Bay did in the second half on us, quick throws. Getting the ball out of his hand, not letting him hold onto the ball. We've got to get our hands up to get those balls down. Make him hold the ball or at least pump it so we get a chance to get back there to him."

Stafford threw 49 passes in the game, which isn't shocking. The Lions averaged a league-high 46 attempts entering the game. Stafford was 11-for-16 passing in the fourth quarter for 84 yards and a touchdown.

"In NFL football, the fourth quarter is the fun," Stafford said.

Consider Seattle impressed.

"I take my hat off to that guy today for the game he played," cornerback Brandon Browner said.


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