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Lions | Matthew Stafford wants to throw less

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford wants to throw the ball less than the 727 times he threw the ball in 2012. The hope is the team will be able to run the ball more in the late in the game and not be forced to throw because they are behind. "A lot of the time, we were throwing the ball because of circumstance; we were behind in games late in the game and it's tough to justify handing the ball off a lot and trying to get back into it," Stafford said. "That was kind of a thing of circumstance but at the same time we have to find a way to be more explosive in the run game and a little bit more balanced as well."

Fantasy Tip: Stafford is looking to rebound after throwing 20 touchdowns in 2012, half of the 41 he threw in the previous season. Running the ball more may do wonders in helping Stafford’s confidence, as well as taking some of the pressure off the passing game.

2013-07-16 11:07:22 | Source: - Tim Twentyman

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