Sunday, December 9, 2012
Video: Matthew Stafford coughs up costly fumble
The weather conditions at Lambeau Field wreaked havoc on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on Sunday.
Watch as Detroit's signal caller gets an untimely case of butterfingers midway through the second quarter against the Packers. The ball seems to slip out of Stafford's hands like a of bar soap when he drops back to pass on this play. One would assume that the snow and cold had a bit to do with it.
Stafford's attempt at retrieving his own fumble proves to be unsuccessful. Green Bay defensive lineman Mike Daniels is the man who recovers the ball instead. The 300-pound rookie then rumbled 43 yards for an improbable touchdown.
Alas, a play that is destined to appear on football follies for years to come.