Only starting QB in NFL not to be sacked might surprise you
Who is the only starting quarterback in the NFL not to be sacked through the first two games?
The one that could barely stay on the field the last two seasons.
Detroit’s Matthew Stafford hasn’t been sacked and the Lions are 2-0 and scoring points at a rapid pace. What a relief that is for the franchise and Stafford, the No. 1 overall pick in 2009. He played in only 13 games in his first two seasons. So far, he’s thrown for 599 yards and seven touchdowns with a 112.0 passer rating. The Lions can improve to 3-0 with a victory Sunday over the winless Minnesota Vikings.
“I’m surprised there’s not many people brining (the offensive line) up, they’re doing a great job. You have to give credit where credit is due,’’ wide receiver Nate Burleson said, according to Paula Pasche of the Oakland Press. “The only reason we’re able to catch the ball and run with it is because they’re giving Matt just enough time to get the ball out of his hands.
"It’s not an easy thing to keep a quarterback clean. The offensive line needs to be patted on the back quite a bit for what they’ve been doing the last couple games.’’
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