Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws a pass during the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Lions defend quarterback Matthew Stafford

The Detroit Lions lost to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, and he kicked six field goals to win the game. Part of the blame for the Lions failing to win the game could be put on the shoulders of Matthew Stafford. He threw three interceptions in the loss.

“I like the character of our team, I like the toughness of our team, and I like our quarterback,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Our quarterback will bounce back. He’s going to play great over these next two games.”

They’ve been hoping for that bounce back for a while. In the last four games he has nine interceptions. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson followed Schwartz lead and tried to deflect some of the blame away from Stafford.

“A lot of those balls, a lot of those interceptions are the receivers’ fault, or like I said they get tipped balls, stuff like that,” Johnson said. “Matt’s doing good, man. Like I said, it’s on us. It’s a team effort. Like I said, I could have had some more plays today that could have changed the outcome of the game, so we can’t just put it on Matt.”

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