Lion’s coach Jim Schwartz made it official on Wednesday, naming Drew Stanton his starting quarterback for Sunday’s home game against the Bears. The former Michigan State standout gets his chance after Shaun Hill suffered a broken right index finger in Detroit’s loss on Thanksgiving against the Patriots.
Stanton is normally the third string quarterback behind Hill and Matthew Stafford, who continues his rehab from his second shoulder injury of the season.
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Week 13 of the season kicks off tonight in Philadelphia, where the Eagles host the Houston Texans.