DETROIT — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will get his 132nd straight start today against the Kansas City Chiefs at Ford Field.
Cornerback Darius Slay and wide receiver Danny Amendola are both inactive.
Stafford showed up on the injury report for the first time on Friday. A hip injury limited his practice on Friday. He was not on the injury list Wednesday and Thursday. His presence could not be more important with two backups just getting familiar with the Lions’ offense. David Blough and Jeff Driskel are both active which might be an indication that Stafford may not be able to go the distance.
Slay, who injured a hamstring last Sunday, was limited in practice all week and was also listed as questionable. The defense will miss Slay going up against quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense which averages 487 yards per game (second best in the NFL).
Amendola was limited in practice all week after a chest injury sustained in last Sunday’s win at Philadelphia. The Lions have plenty of offensive weapons, but certainly Amendola would’ve been an added benefit
Defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (elbow) was listed as questionable and is out.
Defensive tackle Mike Daniels (foot) was listed as out on Friday.
Other Lions inactives: RB Paul Perkins, G Beau Benzschawel and OL Oday Aboushi.